Moving Along

Last night I sat in my favorite chair and knitted most of the second skein of yarn on the Goat Herder Pullover.

April 13 progress

I forgot to identify the color of the Brooklyn Tweed Shelter that I’m using this time– it’s called Wool Socks, which doesn’t mean anything to me. I wonder whose wool socks are this color?

For those of you wondering, I decided to knit the body from the bottom up because it’s easier (for me) to work the armhole and neck shaping while decreasing in a stitch pattern than while increasing, which is what has to be done when working from the top down.

But, the sweater will be seamless — I plan to bind off the shoulders together, then pick up stitches around the armholes and work the sleeves down to the cuffs, as outlined in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.

1 thought on “Moving Along”

  1. My mom, a Latvian war refugee, always loved this dark brick red color for socks. She passed away in 2009 but my husband has at least two pair of socks she knit in this color. My brother has several pairs as well. Not sure what brand she used, but it was her favourite colorway for socks for sure. I’ve now ordered Spice from Nancy Bush’s Footpath yarn as a close match to this colorway to knit more socks like “Nana’s” for my two grown sons.

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