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Bored

I got bored with the sweater I was making because it is all knit stitches, so I decided to make a sweater for my husband's favorite aunt. Since she's Greek, and very proud of it, I decided to incorporate a Greek key pattern. I'm doing it in a double knit so that it will be pretty on both sides. It's being knit with Cascade 220 on size 10 needles, to keep it soft. Here's a picture of the work in progress.

I was under the weather on Superbowl Sunday. Did anyone make it to their LYS for the Superbowl sales? Pick up anything interesting?

What would you do?

I'm working on a top-down seamless sweater and have made it to the ribbing at the waist. I now can see that it is about 2 to 3 inches smaller than I'd like around the chest. (Cut me some slack, it's my first seamless) It has a fair isle pattern circling the chest and back that has a good stretch to it. Would you rip out and rework it, or would you block it first and see if you could pick up the extra inches without starting again? I would usually rip it out, but I'm leaning toward blocking this time because (i) it has such a good stretch and (ii) I realized it is 21,840 stitches from the start of the fair island pattern to the ribbing. Yikes!!

Introduction

Just wanted to introduce myself. I've been knitting for about 20 years, mostly sweaters, and getting rather bored. I mean, how many sweaters can one have? This site inspired me to get creative. This fall, I made scarves for eight friends, each with different patterns and yarns, and another sweater. A picture of the sweater is attached. It was made with Classic Elite Egyptian Cotton. The color is parchment. The pattern is from an old Phildar book. I'm now working on my first top-down, seamless sweater. It's going well.

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