Wednesdays Are For Knitting: A New Sweater

While I may not be a fan of the colors of November, I am, apparently, a fan of jumping on the NaNoWhatever Bandwagon. Not only have I committed to NaBloPoMo but I have also committed to NaKniSweMo, the national sweater knitting month.

Perhaps I should be committed for my commitments?

market jacket start for carole knits

In any case, I swatched on Friday and started on Saturday, November 1st. The pattern is Market Jacket, from (appropriately enough) the book November Knits. The yarn is Donegal Tweed by Tahki Yarns in the color Navy Blue. I love a cardigan knit with a good tweedy yarn and I have high hopes for the wearability of this sweater.

I don’t, sadly, have high hopes of finishing before the end of the month as sweaters generally take me a long, long time, but I’m going to give it the old college try.

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Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE it! that’s a great pattern… and yes, very wearable. I think you could finish it this month, too. The lace is easy to memorize and it goes pretty fast. (mine took three months…but really just three weeks of actual knitting!)

  2. Jeanne E says

    Oh! Love the pattern and of course the yarn
    is one of my favorites. Good luck!! Nice to have a goal.

  3. says

    I almost went for NaKniSweMo, but came to my senses. I may have a sweater finished by the end of January IF I’m lucky and if I can actually decide what to knit. BUT, your sweater is going to be fantastic and if any one can, you can do it!

  4. says

    You are going to be busy, what with sweater knitting AND blogging every single day! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The sweater pattern is great and will look super in tweed.

  5. says

    A tweed cardigan is the ideal fall (and even winter) sweater, so you’ve got plenty of time. Slow and steady wins the sweater race!

  6. Katie K says

    That’s a lovely pattern. Are you you going to do the 3/4 sleeves or extend them? I see that many people have knit it, which is great if you have any questions. Please post your process pictures.

  7. says

    Nice! I’m working on a sweater too, but I’m not putting pressure on myself to finish it this month, but who knows. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xoxo

  8. Marcy says

    Tweed is my favorite, and I think it will go quickly for you. Hope you have days off after Thanksgiving, jut in case you need a little extra knitting time! I think you can do it. I’m not starting a new project since I already have four sweaters going, two of which already have a November deadline for an expected baby. Also, I LOVE being able to read you on weekends! Last weekend I peeked in and there you were.

  9. Jo-Ann says

    Love the yarn, that sweater will be warm and cozy no matter when you finish! I am going to have to actually choose a sweater pattern one of these days :)

  10. says

    I love Donegal Tweed (and just wore my tan Donegal Tweed Central Park Hoodie yesterday – still one of my favorite and most-worn sweaters). That pattern looks like a great choice for the yarn.

  11. says

    In a bubble, I was… thankfully (blissfully?) unaware of NaKniSweMo until it was too late. I’d need every second. Good luck to you! That looks like a great sweater — cozy, beautiful, and wearable!!

  12. says

    I, too, was tempted by NaKniSweMo. But I resisted. (I’m also temped by the Market Sweater. I may not be able to resist that.) Your sweater will be lovely — whenever it’s finished!

  13. says

    You know you’ll get it done! I love the yarn you chose. That will be perfect this winter. And I bet it goes much faster now that you are knitting a smaller size for yourself!