Days like these deserve knitting like this

Days like these deserve knitting like this

Yesterday was what’s commonly known as “a shitshow” so all I have for you today is a picture of the current state of my Channel Cardigan. But it’s pretty great, right? The photo on Monday’s post was taken back in August when I knitted the first sleeve; the second one and that bit of waist ribbing have been knitted over the past week and a half. What a difference 4.75/in makes! This is truly one of the most pleasant knitting experiences I’ve had so far. The stitch pattern, the yarn … the whole thing just hums. It’s days like these make me that much more grateful that I have knitting waiting for me at the end of them — especially when it’s this.

Channel Cardigan by Jared Flood being knitted in Clever Camel

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16 thoughts on “Days like these deserve knitting like this

  1. Oh Karen, this is just beautiful, and I’ve been having a similar week! Definitely in the mood to just hide from the world with my knitting; unfortunately I’ve got to hand on another week before I can do so! Looking forward to seeing more of your cardi as it progresses.

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  2. It’s beautiful, and yes, I feel a bit like a deer in the headlights as the end of year comes to a close. It’s been a big, unwieldy year and I think the whole thing has just caught up with me.

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  3. I love that pattern, looks great! I’m scared that it is a 5 out of 5 difficulty, which I’m guessing is due to the collar? I’m wondering how hard it would be to do a mash up of the channel cardigan with your improv cardigan, if I could get the moss stitch and chevron column to line up at the neckline it seems totally doable, right??? Ideas!

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  4. Knitting is wonderful like that. It has gotten me through the hardest times, including the loss of a friend nearly a month ago. I hope this beautiful cardigan is bringing you some much needed peace.

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