WIP Wednesday: Edin progress report

Edin is flying by. The combination of easily memorized knitting and scrumptiously soft yarn means I may have a sweater soon!

Edin in progress

I’ve finished the body increases, and have about 2 more inches until it’s as long as I want it. I think. I keep tryiing it on because it feels good.

raglan cast on

Eleanor asked me about the cast on that I used at the underarm, if I prefer it to a knitted or cable cast on. Here’s the video again.

The knitted cast on and the cable cast on would both work here, too. The one advantage to this one is that it is definitely knit side out. If I used cable cast on or knitted cast on here, I would have to turn and work from the back of the fabric, and that would put my purl bumps on the RS of the fabric. The bumps would probably be hidden in the underarm pickup, though, so not a big deal? I could also purl cast on, or do the cable cast on purlwise, if I were really that fussy. But the real reason I used this method is that I wanted to try this newish-to-me cast on in real life, and get it off my phone (I need the space) by uploading it to YouTube. Isn’t it cool that there are so many ways in knitting to get something done? As long as you get the result you want, you’re doing it right!

I’m really enjoying this fairly mindless sweater knitting; I’m getting a lot of reading while knitting done, too. I just finished Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. I didn’t love it. The writing was beautiful, but the actual story was not compelling. I loved Gilead and Lila, so I was a bit disappointed by this one.

Question for you: I have a shawl pattern ready to publish. Do you shawl knit all year round, or do shawls say “spring” to you? I think it’s great gift knitting, but I’d be curious to know your thoughts…

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5 responses to “WIP Wednesday: Edin progress report

  1. I knit shawls all year long just like I find reason to wear shawls all year long.

  2. All year long. Shawls can be great for all season, just change up the yarn weight or gauge.

  3. I would publish it now as I do not think of shawls as only spring. I’m eager to see it.

  4. Melanie Jackson

    Shawls are all year round. Always.

  5. alittleweirdo

    The sweater looks great! I may have to try knitting another sweater… And, I LOVE knitting shawls! I also knit shawls for holiday gifts (especially for family in socal 🙂