This week, Sheri finally put us Loopy Groupies out of our misery and announced the details for project #2.
I already ordered my yarn:
I purchased a big ol’ pile of Cascade Ultra Pima cotton in the color Wine. It’s actually 1320 yards of soft cotton. I’m loving it!
Challenge #2 is to knit a project that contains at least one color from my own country’s flag. The project must be 800 yards minimum. Since I am born and raised American, I had my choice of red, white or blue. Knitting with this red color in the month of July will feel so patriotic.
Since I’m not a big shawl knitter (yet!), that yardage, to me, said sweater. This is convenient since I have had my eye on a host of sweaters for the last little while.
There is this one: Gemini sweater
I love this one: Mud season
And I have been totally planning to try my hand at this with some KnitPicks CotLin: Garden Cardigan
After some mulling, I decided on knitting the Garden Cardigan in some DK weight cotton that The Loopy Ewe carries (so that I could keep within the rules of the camp). Hence, the Cascade Ultra Pima.
I am SO excited to knit this sweater. I have seen some really nice outcomes posted by knitters who have knitted it for themselves. I already purchased my pattern.
Camp rules state that we can’t begin to knit project two until June 27th. How am I going to wait that long?!!??
I’m done with project one, and I’ll be posting photos soon.
I feel some gauge swatching coming on…