|Cascade Eco, Undyed|
It would be so nice to have some support while I tackle this challenge especially since I'm still fairly new at knitting garments. So, if you're thinking about casting on a sweater or cardigan for the cooler weather (it will come, right?), I hope you'll join our new Jump for Fall KAL. I first thought of picking one pattern and inviting knitterly friends to knit along, but I think it'll be more fun for us to pick our own projects and simply encourage and nudge each other along. Some of us may pick the same pattern and that'll be a bonus but the main thing is that we'll be knitting an actual pullover or cardigan and perhaps can give each other tips as we go along. A pullover that has been in my library for much too long without casting on is the Oatmeal Pullover by Jane Richardson. I loved it as soon as Jane released it -- it's a simple raglan, top-down sweater, and I know I will wear it again and again.
At my LYS sale yesterday, I bought these beautiful skeins to start my first fall challenge and I plan to cast on this weekend and knit this pullover on our travels out west next week. Cascade Duo is a blend of merino and Alpaca which will create a super cozy and soft sweater and I chose these undyed skeins because I love the natural look of the fiber. Hey, I just realized that casting on will somewhat coincide with the Ravellenic Games so I guess I'll kind of be participating. Rah rah!