This one started out as a design for a pattern. During the whole sketching and knitting proces I kept adding more, and more, and than some more….
Bobbles, cables, traveling stitches, shaping, front different from the back, faux ‘raglan seams’, mock set in sleeves. And now it’s a textbook example of too many ideas rolled into one overly complicated sweater.
Don’t get me wrong, I love it, and wear it with pride (and actually think i look pretty cute in it). But there is no way I’m going to force this knitting inferno on someone else. Besides, even thinking about grading this makes me want to crawl behind the couch with my eyes closed and my fingers in my ears.
Lo and behold: ‘The one that got too complicated’.
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Okay, so judging by all the reactions I got after this was published on the front page, lots of people would love to be subjected to what I called a ‘knitting inferno’.
I want to thank all of you for your heartwarming and lovely reactions. I’ve tried to reply to all of them, but if you did not get an answer, please don’t hold it against me. There were just so many, yours must have slipped through.
Regarding writing up a pattern, I think I have to develop my grading skills just a little more. If I write a pattern I want the garment to fit perfectly and look (very) good on a broad range of sizes and body types. With a knit like this, that is no simple feat.
I promise elements of ‘What’ will appear in future designs, and when I feel I’m ready (and I know I will get there one day!), I just might give ‘What’ a go.