I started a sweater for the Kid. It’s based on the Snakes and Ladder gansey from Beth Brown-Reinsel’s Knitting Ganseys. But not quite the same. For one, it will be a cardigan. For another, the kid wants a hood.
I knit through the garter welt and the first two pattern repeats. It seemed a bit big. I took it off the needles, and checked it on the kid. Seemed huge, but that was over pajamas, so not a clear indicator. I checked it against a sweatshirt/jacket.
Yup, a little big, but not so much, especially since this will act as a jacket. But I put the buttonholes too close together. And the side garter strips are a little wider than I like. So, three things I could live with on their own, but together I’m willing to rip and start over. Now I get to cast on again.
And I probably need to buy another ball of yarn. It’s Plymouth Galway Worsted. Orange, as you can see. Chosen by the kid because he liked the colour. And he says it’s sooo soft (he’s obviously illusioned by his love for the colour!). Still, I’ll be careful not to make it with a high neckline in front.
And size 4 needles to get whatever gauge I think I got. The swatch will become part of a robot. Eventually.