Kate (www.fabrickated.com) wrote about hosting a seamless raglan sweater knit along based on the Elizabeth Zimmerman technique.
This was quite serendipitous for me for 3 reasons:
Number one. I ‘ve been a fan of Elizabeth Zimmerman since I started venturing into knitting. I have bought and read 2 of her books (Knitters Workshop and Knitting Without Tears) with a plan to make something one day. But the allure and security blanket of written instructions have kept me from following through.
Number two. I am just finishing up a Chuck sweater and was scouting around for a new project to cast on. I participated in a knitalong on Ravelry 4 years ago and knitting along with others will be fun.
Number three. I love and admire Kate’s creations. Being a long time fan of her blog since discovering it, I like the community she has created on her blog.
Here is one of the seamless raglan jumpers Kate has knitted:
The kint along starts sometime next week. Of course, the temptation was to go out and buy yarn but I sensibly opted to use what I already have. I will be using a purple variegated wool that I bought 3 years ago from loveknitting.com when it was still UK based.
Its called Cascade 220 Superwash Quatro. Its supposed to be machine washable which is what attracted me. I bought 2 colourways of this yarn and the jumper I am just finishing up used the red colourway. I am hoping the leftover yarn will be enough to add a stripe here and there.
Kate will be writing up posts along the way to help and she has assured that anyone can knit these lovely jumpers without a written pattern. For more details on the knitalong please click here (there is still time to join as knitting hasn’t started yet)
I am looking forward to this knit along immensely! Thank for stopping by my little corner of the interwebs.
Peace and love,