When I finished Tempest, I thought I was done with fingering weight sweaters forever. But within a few days I started to get the sweater jones again. The fingering weight sweater jones.
There are several reasons why I'm not sure why I continue to get such sweater cravings. First, I'm a shawl knitter. You may have noticed that I like to knit them, and design them, and when weather permits wear them. Second, the sweaters I make never fit me. That's my fault really. I tend to make them a size too small. (Eventually I will be honest with myself about my bust size... Today may not be the day.)
At first I thought I was going to be thwarted by a lack of yarn. I know that sounds ridiculous given the amount of yarn in the stash, but, as I may have mentioned, I'm a shawl knitter so while I have plenty of fingering weight yarn, it's all in shawl amounts (600 yds or less). But then I remembered. I have nearly 1600 yds of Madeline Tosh fingering weight in, you guessed it, Tomato! So I immediately cast on another fingering weight sweater. This time it's Idlyewylde by Melissa Werle. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. Plus, this time I made it in my bust size (or nearly so, I think).
I've finished the body and am nearly done with the sleeves. I decided to change the sleeves up a little. I'm knitting them flat. Plus, I am making them full length (or not depending on whether I run out of yarn) and I added a lace motif around the cuff.
Hopefully I will get this one done faster than Tempest,