Looking ahead

I’ve begun 2021 with many unfinished projects; the consequence of casting on with reckless abandon a sweater and a pair of socks every month of last year… until November. And I have no regrets!

I begin this year with 4 jumper WIPs and 3 sock WIPs and I love each of these projects. I’m going to try to finish up a couple of them in January to get the UFO count down. Then come February… well, we’ll see.

The first project I’ve picked up is the Granny Raglan Pullover by Mari Lynn Patrick. This has been a dream knit of mine for some time. Kristy Glass Knits made a really lovely one, as did some other knitters on Ravelry. My version was cast on in June of last year.

It looks like the beginnings of another blanket, sweet, sweet crochet. So comforting!

The project is a great little stash buster. The main yarn (the charcoal) is repurposed yarn from a cardigan that didn’t suit me. It’s Zara Plus and it’s gorgeous. The other colours are odd balls and left-overs.

The jumper is knit in pieces combining both knit and crochet. I am little nervous that the sleeves won’t fit in with the crochet shaping when it comes to sewing this together. Perhaps I could pick up stitches at the armhole and knit down instead?

I’ve already cast-on for the back twice. Because 17 inches of knitting across is just not going to make 19-20 inches no matter how hard you try. I’ve cast-on again with slightly larger needles and I’m on my way again.

Any advice on knitting Raglan sleeves from picked up stitches downwards will be greatly appreciated.

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