Dear Readers. I have officially lost my mind. These are the components of my insanity:
- one 2,5 mm circular needle
- an unknown number of skeins of Rowanspun 4 ply
- 250 cast on stitches
- an ocean of stockinette in the round using the above mentioned materials
Yes, I'm knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Seamless Hybrid for my significant other with 2,5 mm needles and a 4 ply yarn, which equals 250 stockinette stitches per round. I know, I know, many fair isle masterpieces have roughly the same gauge, but there you have the pattern to take your mind off the stockinette. This is just mind numbing madness.
Oh, the things you do for love! I've been wanting to knit my BF a sweater for a long time, but nothing has really caught his interest. Until I showed him this. You can always count on brooklyntweed for inspiration, can't you. The instructions for the sweater (which needs to be finished by Christmas, by the way) were the following:
- not too warm
- not too bulky, the fabric needs to be thin
- no fancy-pancy patterning
- a subtle color
- has to look good and fit perfectly
So I took out the 2,5 mm circulars (thank you Secret Pal!), dug out the Rowanspun 4 ply from my stash and started knitting. What you see in the photo is three days worth of stockinette. Surprisingly, I really like knitting it. It's the perfect tv-project. I don't even have to look at it while I knit.
And even more surprisingly, the sun came out today! Which means that I had a few minutes to photograph my sweater experiment. I finally managed to capture the real color of the yarn. The main body is almost done. Now I just need to decide if I'm going to knit the turtle neck or the sleeves next...