|Things are taking shape|
It's happening! My first jumper is taking shape and I am loving it. I am very much aware of how long it will take me to finish this project. Finishing a round is taking a while - and I am still increasing every other round by 4 stitches, so this will take longer and longer as I progress.
As you can see, I have started adding red to the grey and it was very fiddly at the start. I hope the tension is okay. My stranded knitting can be rather disappointing when working on small projects, so goodness knows what this jumper will be like in the end. At the time of writing, I am actually nearly done with this pattern section and am just about to knit only in red. It's exciting!
|Proof that I do use my own stitch markers|
I am using my new ChiaoGoo interchangeable needles for this project and I think I will have to buy another cable and a connector soon because the jumper is getting wider. I won't be able to try it on unless I have a longer cable. Using these needles is a lot of fun and I haven't had any problems with them at all.
The yarn is beautiful to work with, too. Cascade 220 Superwash is definitely on my list for future jumpers, should this one turn out okay. It is very soft and feels wonderful while knitting. The fabric you get is beautiful, too, and I can just imagine wearing this jumper next to the skin and loving it. I am glad I gave this yarn a go at last, it is definitely worth trying to get your hands on it if you can. Let's hope the fabric will remain as good as it is now once it has been washed.
|Seen from the wrong side|