While I have nor shortages of items to knit on hand, I am anxiously waiting for my swatch to dry for the Green Flowy Cardigan. The swatch was finished, washed, and spread out. I am waiting for it to dry to take final measurments of the gauge. It will probably be tomorrow before that happens.
Once that stage is reached, I can actually figure out how many stitches I need for front, back, and the overlap which is extra long and when unfastened, becomes the "flowy" part of the sweater.
I also need to draw the cables on the chart I made. The software was able to chart the knits and purls, but the icons for the cables didn't work. I guess I will need to draw in the cables. I hope to finish that this evening. Then tomorrow, actually pattern recipe writing will begin.
I say recipe because mostly I knit by guess and by gosh. I have guidelines to follow, but almost all my knitting, especially for me, ends up an adaptation of gauge and size. I have to calculate the dimensions needed, and figure out the number of stitches involved. Ann Budd's book, The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns is a great guideline for a basic sweater. The cable, hood, and overlap are all up to me to add.
Math. It's what's for knitters.
Oh, and after yesterday's post, I was told the yarn specifics. The yarn used is Brown Sheep Lanaloft, in worsted weight. The color is called Scottish Hillside. Great name, and great yarn. I love wool. Did you know that?