Happy New Year everybody!
I absolutely love aran sweaters. I can’t believe I have none. This is a mistake that needs to be corrected.
This year goal is to knit for myself this beautiful cabled sweater – designed for me by me.
Although I have knitted sweaters and pullovers, I haven’t knitted them without a pattern. I haven’t calculated the stitches and fitted the cable patterns… I haven’t done the hard work…
This is the year I’m going to change that. And you’re going to keep me accountable 🙂 On every Monday I will show you what I have accomplished and what I plan on doing next.
To accomplish my goal, I purchased a Craftsy class – Custom Cabled Pullovers by Carla Scott (very Vogue by the way). I watched it. And watched it again.
Carla talkes about everything. About planning – charting and ease. About yarns and colors. Taking measurements, calculating (this is the most scary part for me) and how to place your cables. All the designing parts – sleeves, front and all the shapings. Binding off and blocking. Even how to seam your sweater together.
And I think I’m ready to make it happen’ – step by step. I even made a knitting plan. 17 week long knitting plan – for not getting overwhelmed.
Thinking about doing the same? With me? Knitting together?
Oh, that would be awesome 🙂
But before you purchase this class, you should know how to knit cables and you should have knitted some sweaters. And I think knowing how to read charts will come in handy.
Well, I must say I’m scared. But I can do it. And if I fail – I can always rip it, right?
So, if you have any questions about this class before purchasing then write me.
Anyway – onto my sweater challenge…
Before designing I need some inspiration. Pinterest will help with that.
Now, about yarns – I have no idea.
I’m playing with the thought of deep red sweater. But I also like grey or white – that will go with everything. Oh I don’t know.
I think I want this sweater to be little more luxurious – more special. Yet, would I want to spend to get the luxury? Could I hide it from my husband?
All good questions.
I’m making the decision and order the yarn tonight. I’ll show you on next Monday (if I can wait so long – maybe I’ll post it on Facebook as soon as it arrives). And remember – you can ask about the class – Custom Cabled Pullovers by Carla Scott before you purchase, so you know what to expect.