Um, so I started and finished a sweater without taking the chance to blog about it. I had been mildly thinking about knitting Cobblestone for NaKniSweMo, but at the beginning of November I was in the middle of other projects. I finally cast on on November 15, and I finished it exactly a week later, on Thanksgiving.
Pattern: Cobblestone by Jared Flood, from Interweave Knits Fall 07
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Green Mountain Green, 8 skeins
Needles: US 8, Knit Picks Harmony Circulars
Time to Knit: Nov 15 - 22
My gauge was looser than recommended, and I wanted a smaller sweater anyway, so I recalculated the number of stitches I needed to cast on, and followed the basic length measurements for the smallest size. I also added waist shaping to make the sweater a little more girly. At the end, I did the final four rows of stockinette after the last short row so that I had a little more open neck.
Dark grey has always been a comfort color for me. With Cobblestone, I was just going for a comfy, warm sweater. I love this yarn! It's so soft and squooshy. I loved knitting with it, and I love the finished product. I'm really happy that I have another sweater's worth of this yarn in my stash!
I haven't done any calculations to see how many stitches this sweater is (NaKniSweMo specifices 50,000 stitches), but since it only took a week I can't say that it matters to me very much! Yay for quick knits!