I've knit several cardigans over the past few years since I became more serious about knitting, but never dared brave the world of pullovers.
And then I saw Emily's podcast where she was talking about this new sweater design she was working on. As soon as I clapped eyes on it, I fell madly in love! I couldn't get it out of my mind. I immediately volunteered for test knitting, and started scheming up different colorway combinations.
I am still just as obsessed with the Lofoten sweater as I was at the very beginning. This is my very first pullover style sweater. I've never knit a sweater top-down in the round, and I've wanted to try a yoked sweater for some time now. This was a fantastic introduction to both! As a beginning sweater knitter, I can assure you that this pattern isn't difficult and is absolutely doable even if you've never knit a garment before.
The entire knitting process has been such fun and I LOVE the color scheme that I picked. I am quite convinced that I'll be knitting a second one shortly. Just need to get a couple other projects off of my needles first!
And the pattern went live today so you can all rush over to grab a copy! If you have any questions about the sweater, never fear. Emily is hosting a KAL in her Ravelry group which means you can pop over there and ask away.
Is there anything more satisfying than finishing a large knitting project? While I enjoyed knitting a sweater, it did take much longer than socks or other smaller accessories. But the finished garment is MUCH more gratifying.
I had to brave the muggy Virginia heat to capture these pictures, however, I am thrilled with how they turned out which made it 100% worth it. And now I am even more anxious for autumn to arrive!