Knitting

Ready, Set.

…wait. But just until tomorrow. The Four Day Sweater KAL – at least for me – starts tomorrow and continues through Tuesday. I’ve swatched (and woot! I’ll be using size 7’s!) and planned out my modifications (I’m adding a few rows and a few stitches).

I even did a little “speed swatching” to figure out how much time I’ll be knitting over the next four days. I’m going to use about 775 yards of yarn.

Sleeves in the round on double points is slow going.  This swatch was six yards on size 4 dpn’s.

At that rate, it would take me nearly 22 hours … or 5-1/2 hours each day. YIKES!

Flat stockinette is a little better. This swatch was six yards on size 5 straights.

This works out to about 16-1/2 hours total … just over 4 hours a day. I can do that!

The body is on size 7 circulars, sleeves on size 7 dpn’s and ribbing on size 5’s (circulars and dpn’s) … I can only hope that second swatch isn’t the one that’s lying.

I’ll be sharing photos on Instagram. Here’s to forward progress only!

Enjoy the long weekend – I’ll be back on Wednesday. Hopefully with a finished sweater!

P.S. the bagels were a huge hit!

13 Comments

  • Kym

    Good for you — because maths are the way to sure success — and realistic planning! I'm looking foward to watching your progress — and I'll be cheering you on. (That tomato looks amazing. . . )

  • Bonny

    I LOVE that you did speed swatching and math to prove that this craziness may just not be so crazy after all! I'll be cheering you on and sending speedy knitting thoughts!
    P.S. Congratulations on your delicious bagels!

  • Vera

    Yikes!! I will be cheering you on as well. And, I have no doubt you will finish in time. I'm going to look into that bagel recipe and that tomato does look amazing!!

  • Debbie

    Good luck! I will be cheering for you! I was making good progress on clue 2 of the TTLMKAL, and near the end of the second lace section, my dog jumped on me, pulled several stitches off in the middle of the row and dragged the yarn part way across the room, unraveling several rows of stitches. I spent my knitting time yesterday ripping back and figuring out where I was-I have to re-knit about half of that section! I hope nothing like that happens to you on your 4 day knitting marathon!

  • Honoré

    Go Mary Go! Fascinating all the prep you made for this KAL…t'will be so much fun to watch via Instagram. Have a grand time and the best of luck…glad to hear the bagels were a hit! Enjoy your time away.
    Cheers~

  • Patty

    Speed swatching! Apple does not like that word ��. Go Mary Go! I'll be toiling in the yard getting ready for a big family bash next weekend. Will be following along on IG!

  • Sue

    I commend you for doing this! Can't wait to see your finished sweater!! I will follow your progress on Instagram. What a pretty pattern. Good luck!