Pattern:‘Folded‘ by Veera Välimäki
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpacea in Grey
This is the sweater that almost wasn’t. Many, many times over. I really don’t know how it happened, but I seriously lost my knitting mojo on this one or something. It is not a particularly challenging pattern. I’m not even sure I can remember all of the crazy twists and turns, but the process went something like this…
Back in the beginning of 2011 I got myself some yarn to make myself a birthday treat. A project that started out swimmingly and was chugging along without a problem. At some point I put it aside for a few day, safely resting in a cloth bag. During which time I suspect one of the many children in and out of my house decided to help me a long a bit. When I went to pick it up again I found an astonishingly tangled mess and more dropped stitches then a girl could count. At which point this project got put in a time out. A very long time out. I don’t put my children in time outs, but sometimes my fiber work requires it. It’s for it’s own good. Fast forward, oh…18 months or so and I decided that it’s time to get this thing done once and for all. I went through and tediously frogged back to the lowest sections where there was no damage and resumed knitting. I knit and knit and knit and as I knit I grew more and more skeptical about the size I was knitting, until I finally sighed (again), took out the needles, undid my work and started all over again. I can’t even tell you the number of ridiculous issues I ran into with this project. At one point I think I messed up some ribbing! Ribbing for goodness sakes!!!! It had nothing what-so-ever to do with the pattern, which was perfectly lovely from start to finish. “Oh, that said 11 cm? Not 11 inches?!?” rrrr-iiiii-pppp (and probably at least one more sigh) It was finally finished around the end of May, beginning of June; somewhere thereabouts. And if I remember correctly, once I finally sat down and started working on it again, it took me all of 5 days to complete, from the time I cast on again.