You may know about the Sweater Spin Along that’s coming up for my patrons. Well, you might also know that I’m not a very fast knitter. And therein lies my problem.

In November I was talking to Kat and she was raving about this “yarn” she was knitting with called Plotulopi. I put the word yarn in quotations because it’s actually unspun Icelandic wool. And then she showed me the sweater pattern. Now, I do need a new sweater. I actually need several new sweaters because all of my sweaters look like they came from the rag bag right now. They have holes and stains and bunches of issues. All that is because I have worn them and worn them. I’m almost embarrassed at this point to use any of them as class samples because they look so bad.

So anyway, off I went to Ravelry to buy the exact pattern and then I went to the Schoolhouse Press website to get the exact yarn (different colors) and I cast on my swatch in the middle of December.

So far I’m up to the arm hole with the body and I just started knitting the cuff of the first sleeve. I have 2 weeks until the Spin Along begins and I really think I should finish this Rusty Sweater before that. Mostly because I already have several projects going on – spinning Merino for a handwoven jacket, weaving cotton kitchen towels, knitting a pair of socks (which I cast on a year ago), and making samples for several new classes I have in the works.

Keep in mind that this is not a travel knitting project. The “yarn” is delicate, not easy to unknit, and needs a bit of careful attention. But the fabric is makes is light and airy and fuzzy and luxurious. The airiness is going to make a super comfortable and warm sweater. Wouldn’t that be nice to have to wear in February, the coldest month of the year.

I can finish it in 2 weeks, right? Just say yes.

If this is the first you are hearing about the Sweater Spin Along, I hope you’ll join us. All that is required is to become a patron of mine on Patreon and for as little as $3 per month I’m going to tell you everything I know about spinning yarn for a sweater – from choosing a wool to deciding on a finishing technique for the yarn. I’m excited to get started!

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