So many lessons can be learnt from attempting to knit Birkin, the infamous colour work sweater by Caitlin Hunter.
These things have come to my mind in the last day:
– If you’re going to fail, fail fast and hard and then move on
– Pattern reviews are super important, but not even as important as the shared experience of your knitting friends who have been knitting ahead of you. PAY ATTENTION to their advice. AND If you don’t remember what size you cast on, STOP and CHECK!
– Good colour choices are not the most important thing, they don’t make ill-fitted sweaters fit any better
– I’m not going to have the same issues as other knitters, disasters don’t happen to me. YES THEY DO! I’m quite capable of messing up, thank you very much
– I’m not knitting it again, nope
Without further ado, here’s the last photo you’ll see of my Birkin:
On the theme of failed yoke sweaters, here’s my new Cowl 🙂
Whilst I was tidying up some WIPs, I made the decision on this freeform yoke that I began in a class several years ago. It’s so important to get the shaping correct, right from the start.
Despite the Birkin setback, my Granny Square Crochet Sweater is finished and I love it. I need to take some photos when the weather is less sweaty. The WIP count is going down in time for February. Yippee.