As I've said before, I am so happy to have Jenny back on board. She brings a different experience of knitting to the table that's really refreshing for all of us. For instance Jenny is team seamless. She loves working sweaters in the round and has test knit tons of them - bottom up or top down - raglan or contiguous sleeves She is obviously not alone, given how popular seamless designs are on Ravelry.
While I am a fan of seamed sweaters, plenty of people are not. I have to admit, there are lots of things to like about seamless sweaters - especially seamless pullovers. First and most obvious is no seams to sew. Lots knitters like the idea of doing the whole thing at once. Yes, each round is longer, but when you're done, you're done. Short of working a neck band or weaving in the ends, when the knitting is finished, your sweater is ready to wear. Then there's the trying on. If you're working your sweater all in one piece, you can try it on as you go. There's something very comforting about actually seeing, mid-sweater, that the it's going to fit you, and everything will be fine. Especially for first time sweater knitters. I get that, I really do.
If this whole one-piece sweater concept appeals to you, sign up here for the Balmy knitalong with Jenny that starts July 30th. Kind of like a class, but more relaxed, a knitalong is a great way to expand your skills and get your project done. You'll enjoy the camaraderie of the group, all working on the same project, helping each other, and cheering each other's success.
Balmy is a beautiful pullover worked at 20 stitches to 4 inches on a sport or dk weight yarn. Designed to be worn with the v-neck either in front or in back, Balmy offers all kinds of flexibility - you can do stripes, or you can do a single color. Choose a multi-colored yarn or a solid. Make the sleeves the length you like. Have fun with it. I know you will!
While the knitalong is free we do ask that you sign up if you plan to attend. Also, please come early - or even a few days before - to purchase your yarn.