The Forest Weave pattern is knit in two pieces, seamed on the sides and sleeves are picked up. No shaping!
The pattern includes cables and drop stitches so it keeps your interest. The drop stitches are especially fun – it’s so satisfying to intentionally drop a stitch and watch it unravel!
I am going to cast on for the short sleeve version, size S/M, using Rowan Pure Linen in Black. I love this yarn! Is anyone else using Pure Linen?
I’m on target for gauge using size 9 needles. Folks have asked if there is a way to ensure there enough yarn to do a long-tail cast on. One way to do this is to cast on 10 stitches, pull out the 10 stitches, measure the length of the yarn needed for the 10 stitches then multiply this by the number of stitches needed divided by 10.
For example, if the pattern specifies to cast on 40 stitches and it takes 8 inches of yarn to cast on 10 stitches, multiply 8 inches by 4 to get a 32 inch tail.
I can’t wait to get started on this! Be sure to check in with our Ravelry group to post your progress, ask questions and see what everyone else is up to. See you all next week for our second update!
Join us for our first ever Knit-A-Long (KAL)! Starting on July 14, we’ll begin knitting Yumiko Alexander’s fabulous Forest Weave sweater.
Our target end date is August 11. During this time we will dedicate one post a week to share tips and our sweater progress. We will also open a KAL thread on our Ravelry group where folks can share their progress as well as ask questions. At the end of the KAL, we encourage you to visit us at the store wearing your finished sweater so we can snap your picture for our gallery. If you are unable to visit in person, you can always e-mail us a photo of your finished sweater.
So come on in to the store, pick up the pattern, select your yarn and be ready to cast on! You’ll have a beautiful Forest Weave that will be perfect to wear as we move into San Francisco’s best weather season.
Need help selecting the right yarn? The staff is always here to assist you. If you’d like to browse online, we recommend checking out the Tosh Merino DK, Silky Wool or even Dandelion. The pattern calls for a DK weight yarn but since it’s knit on a 9, you can also used a drapey worsted weight yarn. Depending on the look you’re going for, we can help you pick which yarn will be right for you!