So, here it is! Last month I took the 30 Day Sweater challenge, which means I started knitting this colorblocked raglan sweater for Bowie on October 1st and finished it on October 30th. I took the challenge along with 5,000 other knitters, and one of them was my friend Heather from Ewe Ewe yarns. (You can check out her sweater progress here.) I knitted this sweater using Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn, which is a merino superwash yarn and it turned out to be incredibly soft and comfy. I'm pretty sure that this will be my go-to worsted weight yarn from now on, and it comes in the best colors.
Here's what the sweater looks like when it's laid flat. This was super fun to knit. I was so happy to have found these orange buttons to match my raglan button band, although it took some hunting to track them down. This sweater fits Bowie really well and I made it a tiny bit bigger than his current size so he can hopefully wear it for awhile before outgrowing it.
Here are the in-progress photos I took while making my 30 Day Sweater. It's kind of cool to look back and see things come together, day by day and week by week.
And there you have it. The 30 Day Sweater online course has definitely changed my outlook on knitting sweaters. It has made me more confident in understanding shaping and sizing, and I think I'll approach sweater knitting completely differently now. Which is exciting. That and I want to knit all of the sweaters now. Which could be dangerous but lots of fun. I'll be drawing a winner for the Eucalan gift pack (see this post to enter) tonight at midnight CST. Thanks so much for following along!