As you can see, the Husband Sweater v.2 is moving along quite well. At first, I was getting frustrated with how long it took me to finish a round, but then I reminded myself that I’m used to knitting sweaters for me. And I’m a pretty small person. For Andrew’s sweater, I’m aiming for a circumference of about 44″ (he’s bigger than me, and likes a fair amount of ease in his sweaters). My standard sweater-circumference is 35″ (which gives me 3.5″ of ease), so that’s an entire 11″ more worth of stitches every round on this sweater compared to what I’m used to. No wonder it’s taking longer to knit one round!
I’ve made peace with the longer trip around the needles now, though, and I’m quite enjoying this knit. Cascade 220 is such a nice, basic yarn, and I love how it feels running through my fingers. Soft, yet sturdy. And the color! I’m using “Aporto”, and it is just the most gorgeous heathered blue, with a tiny touch of green. Here’s hoping the rest of the project can remain as blissful as this.