My good intentions knit for Quarter 2 of this challenge uses some of the oldest yarn in my stash. This Wendy Merino DK in the Spice colourway was originally intended for a different sweater, back in 2013, which I’ve since fallen out of love with. I still like the colour, and, since sweater quantities of yarn take up a lot of space, I wanted to make use of this.
The pattern, Tiptoe by Louisa Harding, was on sale, and probably bought to push my order total into free postage territory. I like the sleeveless style, but have been put off by the fact that it’s worked flat and requires seaming. When I realised that it would be a decent match for the Wendy Merino, I sat and spent some time figuring out how I would knit it in the round. Luckily, it’s a simple lace repeat, separated by stocking stitch panels, and the shaping works in the round. At the armholes I’ll separate and work the sweater according to the original pattern. I may look at options to bind off the shoulder seams that avoid sewing though.
I’ve cast on, knit the garter edging, and set up the lace pattern. I know I’m terrible at keeping count for lace, so I’ve gone a bit crazy with the stitch markers. I’d already cast on the Threipmuir sweater from the pattern I was gifted in the KnitBritish Small Gestures swap, so I’m expecting to work on this at a more leisurely pace than the Q1 knit. I do have 3 months after all. 😄