It’s coming along.
I love Big Kureyon and in order to fully embrace its Noro-ificness I wanted each piece of this cardigan to be different from the others. To keep the color runs in the back a consistent width with the rest of the sweater I knit it in 2 halves, just like the front. I’m thinking a visible seam will play very nicely with the rustic quality of this yarn. Sorta like this:
I knit the two back halves first, and whether I was sleep deprived or just operating in my usual goof ball mode, I wound each ball of yarn in opposite directions and didn’t notice the color sequence was reversed ’till a quarter of the cardi was knit. I’m not bothered though, this was meant as an easy going knit and it’s gonna stay that way, I’ll just continue alternating directions from piece to piece and hope for the best.
Originally this was gonna be a stockinette sweater, but as I was taking these pictures the purl side started working its magic on me.
It’s nice how soft, hazy, almost felted the knit side is, but I’m really digging the nubby texture of the purl side. Plus, as is always the case with stripes and purl sts, it’s making the color transitions a little more interesting.
The other thing I need to decide is which seaming method would look best for the back. Mattress? Overcast? Should I try to finagle some sort of sideways three needle bind off? Right now overcast is looking very attractive, but I’ve never used it before and I’m not sure how strong it is. Any thoughts?
In the mean time how about a picture of a cat with some knitting? 100% irony free.