Knitting the Hawthorne Sweater
I have been diligently working on my hawthorne cardigan this past week. My goal is to empty out my knitting bag of all the wintry items. This is the last project to finish. I consider it a winter garment because it is 100% alpaca. Who doesn't love alpaca when they're freezing?
I'm on the first sleeve but really when you do top down construction, sleeves go lickety split-at least for me. I also place clip-on stitch markers for every decrease row so I don't have to count over and over again. They are purposefully color coded as well.
Green for every 10 rows, peach for every six rows. There's a system to my madness! This also aids me in making my sleeves identical. I am into symmetry and guessing is not my forte.
I've mentioned this before that I do not keep track of my rows on paper. It just doesn't work for me.
When I was a teenager knitting an afternoon away, I would always second guess myself. "did I write that row down?" "what row am I on?"....so I quickly learned to read my knitting and know where I was in a pattern. Markers help me with that.