Even though I went down to a slightly smaller needle to get a snugger fit, knitting the sweater has flown by. It's been ages since I've knit anything with bulky wool or needles bigger than a size 6, so this whole #bangoutasweater business has gone by fast.
After about five hours of knitting, I had a sleeve. After another five hours, another sleeve. Six hours after that, I have the body done to the underarms, and once the sleeves were joined to the body, I had the yoke completed. If you don't feel like doing math, that's 20 hours for most of the size small sweater.
The color work on the yoke is most decidedly not a Stopover – instead, I used Anna's Lopapeysa as a starting point, simplifying a few of the color choices and modifying a couple of the color work patterns a bit.
If I wanted to just knit a few rounds of ribbing, I would have a sweater, and a pretty nice one at that. But no.
After I knit the collar, which is going to be taller than your average lopapeysa, I'm taking my scissors to this baby. I'm going to steek it down the front, knit on bands, and sew in a zipper.
Estimated time: unknown. Still, this is probably the fastest I've ever knit a sweater.
What's your record time for knitting a sweater?
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