I hope 17 days. As long as the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
I am taking up a challenge organized by the knitting communiy Ravelry called Ravelympics. It is simply a knitting olympics. You pick a pattern. You cast on as the Games open and you finish before the flames go out.
Sounds like a piece of cake, right?
But this is the Olympics. You don't do something simple. You challenge yourself. You go that extra mile. You push harder.
So I am attempting to knit a sweater in 17 days.
Here is the pattern:
I am knitting it with Have You Any Wool Lux Worsted yarn in colorway lone star. You can swatch to get gauge before the event started.
But this is the Olympics. You just don't follow the set pattern. You challenge yourself. You go that extra mile!
So I am making some moderations to the pattern. First I am making it into a cardigan. With a zipper.
Then I added two inches ribbing to give it a finished look.
I am also mirroring the side cables.
So far so good. Here is how far I got on day two:
Back to the needles now. Cheer me on!