26 February 2007

SKB Begun

Despite the fact that I am swamped with work, children, a husband, a house, and serving as Publicity chair for the preschool auction to be held two weeks from now, I have decided that this is the optimal time to buy more yarn and cast on for Stefanie Japel's Simple Knitted Bodice. If it works out as well as the pattern reviews indicate, it will be my first adult-sized sweater.

I chose Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Oceanic Mix. I got gauge using the suggested needle sizes but then went up one size to a US 9 for the body of the sweater, because my measurements land exactly between two of the sizes. I know everyone has been saying "I wish I'd made the smaller size" but I don't think this yarn will stretch as much as the Tilli Tomas.

I'm almost to the point where I can try it on... we'll see if my gauge-and-size guesses were close to the mark.