New project

Do you remember the evening before the first day of school each year, when you laid out all your brand new school supplies, and organized and reorganized them, and couldn’t wait until you could use the crayons for the first time on the clean white paper? That’s how starting a new knitting project is for me every time. I usually stay up late collecting all the supplies and skimming through the instructions to make sure I’m not missing anything so I can start in earnest the next day.

The Apres Surf Hoodie from the new Summer 2008 Interweave Knits caught my eye. I’m going on a trip this summer, and I think this lightweight hoodie would be perfect to take along – to wear that is, not to knit, which means I need to get going on it!

I think Shine Sport will be a good substitute for the Rowan Cashcotton 4ply recommended by the pattern. My gauge is different, so I’ll need to recalculate the stitch counts everywhere. I’m just going to work in pattern repeat increments to make it easy. Also, I’m going to convert this to knit it in the round – no seams for me (or very few anyway)!

Pattern: Apres Surf Hoodie from Interweave Knits Summer 2008
Yarn: Shine Sport Sand (discontinued color from my stash)
Needles: Knit Picks US 1 (2.50mm) 24″ nickel plated fixed circular – yes, I am such a loose knitter, that this is the size needle I need to get 5.5 sts/1″ in a sport weight yarn – aaargh! <