My oldest daughter has been waiting very patiently for a sweater knit by me.Â The problem is that every time I find a pattern I like, I amÂ plagued with indecision.Â What color?Â What yarn?Â Do I really like this pattern?Â I finally settled on 800 yds of Malabrigo Rio (plied superwash wool) in a dark blue.Â My thoughts were that she could wear this sweater to school as part of her uniform.Â When I’ve asked Addie what kind of sweater she wants, I get everything from a plain one button cardi like I made for her sister to something much fancier, and pink.Â Clearly, the indecision runs in the family.Â
So I’m offering it up to readers of this blog to help me decide.Â Which sweater should I knit?
A.)Â Tuckernuck from the latest Interweave Knits.Â I have just enough yardage to knit this sweater in the largest size, a 5/6.Â I’ve swatched this and determined that it will have to be knit on a size 5 needle to get gauge.Â The swatch is beautiful, I’m just not feeling an urge to do more than swatch.Â
B.) Little Girls Shrug from Knitting Pure and Simple.Â This is a extremely easy knit.Â I have enough yardage to make the sleeves full length and have it be waist length instead of a shrug.Â
C.) Not a cardigan, butÂ Comfort Zone isÂ a very cute sweater.Â
D.)Â Something with a bit of lace edging like Victoria Cardigan.Â
E.)Â Or something else that you suggest?
edited to add:Â This is my 100th post on the Area Voices site.Â I think that calls for cake.Â Or a prize…. hmmm… leave me a vote here and I’ll come up with some sort of a prize for a lucky commenter!
edited to also add:Â I also found the Emma LaceÂ Cardigan, but knitting it out of lace weight may just make me want to jump off a bridge.Â But wow, knitting with cashmere lace might make it all worthwhile.Â Would anyone care to lend me the money to buy that much cashmere?