A few weeks ago, in this Fiber Fun Friday post, I shared details about a new Knitumentary Project that’s brewing. It’s different than a typical knitalong, because I’ll be taking a little knitting adventure and you’re invited to join in!
So I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. I wanted to kick off the spring knitting season with making a new sweater. It’s been awhile since I last made a garment and I’m itching to start one, but I need you to help me stay accountable!
I’m documenting every step of the way in this monthlong documentary, which I’ve coined a Knitumentary and it would be even more exciting if a bunch of us did this together. Are you up for it?
The Action Plan
I will be knitting my way through the Mimosa Pullover, featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Creative Knitting. This lacy tee is made with made with Berroco Maya, which contains both cotton and alpaca, making this a good choice for winter-to-spring knitting. Layer now, lighten up later!
Pullovers Tell Amazing Stories
When I glance at those that I’ve made folded in my closet, I’m always taken back to where I was at the time and the events surrounding my life. It always evokes such happy, heartfelt memories. I’m sure you can say the same.
I’ll be sharing a candid, photographic behind-the-scenes look into my progress and discoveries made along the way. I’ll share things like– when I run into some tricky parts of the pattern. I can give you a heads up and share advice for how to work your way through that particular section. Or, if I figure out a shortcut or an interesting tip, I’ll share those too. I may share something even more random like thoughts about sweater making and knitting on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
I’d like to invite you to take this journey with me on this Knitumentary so we can share our stories and progress together, ask questions and get to know each other a little bit more.
The act of knitting is inter-connected to so much that we do each day. When we knit we can remember little nuances about our day, where we were, what the yarn felt like gliding through our fingers. Was it rainy, was it sunny? Was it the weekend? Knitting connects to life in every aspect, so let’s celebrate that together during the month of February.
If you have the Spring edition of Creative Knitting, turn to page 81 and you’ll find the Mimosa pullover pattern. This is an easy, one-page pattern made back and forth. A circular needle is used to accommodate a large number of stitches.
Here’s what you will need by February 1st if you decide to join on the Knitumentary:
- Berroco Maya, which you can find here in Annie’s Yarn Shop.
- Size 7 (4.5mm) 29-inch circular needle.
- Removable stitch markers.
- A copy of Creative Knitting, Spring 2015 (For the digital edition click here)
See you on Sunday, February 1st with my first post in this series! Then, I’ll post each Sunday for the remainder of the month. I can’t wait to get started on this project!