Fringe & Friends Knit-Along: Weeks 03 & 04
After the previous trouble getting going on this project I finally hit my stride these past two weeks. Once the Olympics were over and I was done yelling at the tv, the knitting got a lot easier...imagine that!
This sweater is pretty slow going for two reasons. First, the Fisherman's rib requires 2 rows to form 1 which means I'm basically knitting double the sweater I would be in any regular stitch.
The second issue is that it's a man's sweater. By the time the above photo was taken I had 378 sts on my needles and had finally stopped increasing. I timed a row and it took me 20 minutes of nonstop, focused, semi-fast knitting to complete. Since there are 10 rows per inch in my gauge, that meant the sweater was growing at a rate of 1" every 3 hours and 20 minutes!
Shortly after this photo I split for the body reducing the number of stitches on the needles greatly. I'm now at 13 min/row which means it's only going to take slightly over 2 hours of knitting per inch. Luckily Jon is very worthy this slow progress!