Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Instagram Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Works in Progress
  • Sumner Smith
  • knitting

Works in Progress

I always plan on working on one thing at a time, and as usual that isn't quite working out.  My main project is still my Stonecrop Cardigan - made with Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock yarn and a skein of Spincycle's Dyed in the Wool that was left over after I finished my Shifty.  

Overall I'm loving this sweater - I went for high contrast with the colors (the Magpie is a deep eggplant purple), and I like it.  I think I'd also like this sweater in softer colors, but I'm going to put a zipper in this one and wear it as a jacket with jeans and I think it'll be perfect for that.   

I have made a couple of alterations to the pattern - most notably I did a smaller bobble for the bobble rows, and then I abandoned the bobble and cable rows all together and just did the k1p1 row instead, and it turns out I like the sweater just as much without the bobbles.  

I'm on to the sleeves at this point, and getting close to finishing. Then I'm going to steek the sweater with a zipper - which means you can do the steek and the zipper all at the same time.  Score.

And in the meantime of working on the sweater, I also started a pair of socks.  I haven't knit socks in years and years, but I've got the bug again.  I probably wouldn't have started a pair yet, but we were going on a trip and I didn't want to drag my sweater project on a plane, so behold - a new pair of socks on the needles. 

I splurged with La Bien Aimee sock yarn, and it's completely delicious.  Super soft with saturated color, and feels amazing.  Also a nod to the yesteryear of my sock knitting heyday - my bamboo double points.  I probably bought them 15 years ago, and have hardly used them in ages since I went to Magic Loop, but I'm enjoying getting back to them.  They feel great in the hand, and make such a neat join.

So these are my current projects (with a couple of others barely started and waiting in the wings.)  Hopefully Stonecrop is off the needles by this time next week, and then I'm moving on to a Cocoknits sweater for my mom.  I have to say - the Cocoknits construction method really is ingenious, and I'm looking forward to getting some time to work on it.

  • Sumner Smith
  • knitting