Wednesday, March 07, 2012

a new sweater project...

...but not for me! I dug out an old UFO - a sweater for my son using Cotton Ease. Of course, this was started a few years back, and well, we know how fast kids grow at this age, so it was ripped back and restarted. Before I ripped, however, I took gauge measurements, and plugged them into Sweater Wizard to get the sizing - I'm making it a little big, because it will probably be better for next fall.
Normally, I'm a natural fibre all the way kind of knitter, but I can deal with the 50% cotton, 50% acrylic blend of the Cotton Ease - 50% is my absolute limit of plastic fibres - for warmth or comfort, you just can't beat natural. And the Cotton Ease was pretty well priced, so it made sense at the time.
The boy likes these colours together - obviously living with me has developed his colour sense beyond the basic blue, black, beige and grey that my husband limits himself to:

It's just a basic top down crew neck pullover - Mainly the taupey brown and I will stripe in the pale grey and green.
This will be great cottage knitting for when friends drop by - once I break for the sleeves, it's just rounds and rounds of stockinette.


KnitTech said...

Stockinette is a life saver at times. Especially when every other project has cables on it.

Sigrun said...

Love it when the kids and adult kids ask for knitted garments.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I've knit with cotton ease before, it's not too shabby of a yarn, but I'm also a yarn snob, if it feels too plasticy - I won't knit with it.