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Knitting Along, Again – the Bayside Pullover

I’ve joined the latest knit along over at luvinthemommyhood. The last knit along inspired me to make the Date Night Sweater. This time around, I’ve decided to make myself a proper pullover, in fingering weight yarn no less. For you non-knitters, that’s tiny yarn. It takes a very long time to get anywhere.

I’m working toward the Bayside Pullover, a sleek pullover with just-so cabling along the sides.

The pattern:

I’m using some fabulous yarn from Quince and Co., a small Maine-based yarn company.

From their website:

We offer wool yarns that are sourced and spun in the US. Known in the trade as “territory wool,” our fiber comes from Merino, Rambouillet, and Columbia-based sheep that roam the ranges of Montana and Wyoming. All our wool and wool-blend yarns are spun in a New England mill with a venerable history. By sourcing our wool in the US and manufacturing our yarn locally, we minimize our carbon footprint.

That’s my kind of company, and their yarns are gorgeous.

I’m using their Finch yarn, a fingering weight wool, in Frost. The original was done in linen, and I just couldn’t do another linen sweater yet. It’s so nice to be knitting with wool again; it slides along the needles without any effort. My last two sweaters were cotton and a cotton/linen blend, and it’s stiff and makes the knitting a bit laborious.

I got started on July 1 and haven’t had any trouble with the pattern so far. I must say, I do love a nice cable.

I wonder how long this one will take me?


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