I have accepted the NaKniSweMo 2015 Challenge. This month, I will be knitting Denali by Norah Gaughan. It’s a sweater full of lovely, swirly cables.
NaKniSweMo stands for National Knit a Sweater Month, inspired by NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to knit a sweater of 50,000 stitches (or more) in a month. This sweater should do it, no problem.
I am knitting this sweater inStudio Donegal Soft Donegal in the Turquoise colorway.
My husband picked both the pattern and the color. Husbands who like color and texture are to be cherished, don’t you think?
Pregame report: Prior to November 1, I got to work swatching. Studio Donegal Soft Donegal is a bit heavier than Brooklyn Tweed (the yarn in the pattern). I knitted two different swatches of the cable section and ended up getting gauge by going down two needle sizes to US 5.
Day 1: I started with the sleeves. The goal is to be virtuous and get the boring bit done first. I used US 4 for the cuff and US 6 for the main sleeve. I was going to use Ysolda Teague’s long tail tubular cast on, but I tried the rib cable cast on the pattern recommends and found I liked how it looked. So I’m using rib cable cast on after all.
What are you knitting for #NaKniSweMo? It’s not too late to join in.