Last month – after finishing up Paulie, I set out to start a new sweater.
I had yarn all ready, and a pretty specific idea of what I wanted in this sweater. I wanted it to be a nice, versatile, everyday sweater, and I wanted it to be knit up in giant needles at an enormous gauge, because oh good grief was I sick of teensy needles and fine yarn.
I started with a sweater from Twist Collective that I’ve had in my queue for a while. I got gauge, started knitting, and managed to get through the entire back and several inches of the front before I finally admitted that I really wasn’t enjoying myself. I really love the finished sweater, and think it would suit me, but the whole sweater is done in this garter ribby stitch pattern (which looks beautiful) that I just hated knitting.
So I ripped it out, and looked for a different pattern.
My search turned up Slow Curve, which is the same stitch gauge – no new swatch – and has a lot more stockinette and a lot less paying attention to what row I’m on, which makes it much closer to the sweater I want to be working on right now.
I can tell because it’s going a lot faster.