Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Yarn Along 2015.13 Barn Sweater Continues

It's a warm and sunny Wednesday here. Joining in with Ginny for the weekly Yarn Along.

I hardly knit at all in the past week.  In fact, until yesterday evening I hadn't picked up my needles once.  I spent several hours earlier in the week working on a counted cross stitch project instead.

But, when I did pick up my knitting needles, re-read the Barn Sweater instructions, and get back to knitting, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Barn Sweater flies.  It is really fast to knit.  Even with doing an 8 stitch increase every other row--in purl front-back, none the less!--I got a few inches on the sweater done in what seemed like no time.  Which was very reassuring, since I am still a little intimidated at the prospect of knitting an adult sized garment.  Perhaps I really will have this sweater finished and be able to wear it before next winter!

the section with the stockinette part (vs the garter stitch part) is how much I did in a short time yesterday

Meanwhile, still reading Ridden.  I highly recommend it to anybody who rides dressage, or thinks they might want to ride dressage.  Or even anyone who rides, if you can look past all the dressage pictures and apply the knowledge to your own riding style.  ;0)   Debating if I want to buy a copy for myself, so that I can have it to refer back to often.  Then again, I have several awesome riding books that I bought for that same purpose and usually forget to consult them regularly.  Maybe I should put it on my Christmas list.


  1. I just bought the pattern! What yarn are you using?

    1. Mary, it is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted in Forest Heather.

  2. nice that it is knitting so quickly! :)

  3. Oh, I want to knit the barn sweater but I haven't bought the pattern yet. I'm excited to see how it looks when you're finished. I love the color of your yarn :)