Join the Journey
There’s nothing I like better than to cast on for a brand new project on a weekend! I just finished my gauge swatch and I simply love the drape and the super squishiness of Berroco Maya. If you’re working with this yarn, what do you think so far? It really has become my go-to yarn for many projects because it’s a cotton/alpaca mix, making it perfect for year round knitting. I like that
Mimosa pullover gauge swatch. I’m using color Hermosa #5646 (click image to see larger)
I’m dying to show you my gauge swatch “creation,” but I don’t want to spoil the excitement because yours are due tomorrow, Feb 9! Are you having fun thinking out of the box during this little Challenge? Taking my gauge swatches and transforming them into something completely different is fascinating because it forces us to get conceptual and figure out what we can do with a simple square.
I’m so excited that many of you are following along, and it feels so energizing for me because I’m committed to finishing my Mimosa pullover by the end of these four weeks. Are you going to stay accountable with me?
While you’re working on your top, just think with the end in mind– we get to wear a gorgeous knitted garment that spans the seasons, taking us from winter into spring!
Now that the Week #1 Challenge is (almost) in the bag, here’s your weekly assignment:
#1: Cast on the required number of stitches in your size for Mimosa, and work the Back until the piece measures 7 inches. If you can make to 13 inches, or up to the armhole measurement for your size, then you’re a ROCK STAR!
#2: Share a useful tip that you discovered this week and post it in the comments. Did you encounter difficulties with the stitch pattern? What did you struggle with? Or, was it a breeze because you prepared for success by gathering up all the necessary supplies, from stitch markers, safety pins and counters to a journal for accurate note-taking?
Cast on Mimosa!
Join me on this Raverly thread on the Creative Knitting Fans Group page to talk about our progress!
See you next Sunday!