Polka Dot Sweater Update

Polka Dot SweaterIt has been a while since I did any work on this sweater as I have barely picked it up since Christmas, but this weekend I decided that I would accompany some recent spinning with a little simple knitting, and I realised that I was actually quite close to completion on this sweater as it was really only awaiting a second sleeve (is there such a thing as Second Sleeve Syndrome? If so I think I might have fallen foul of it).
Colourwork detail on sweater sleeveAfter a few hours of knitting I am quite close to the colour work section of the sleeve, which is of course the interesting bit. I have a funny feeling that after knitting the spotted pattern of the first sleeve I just didn’t want to go back to the plain stockinette rounds of the main sleeve portion, so cast the sweater and it’s boring sleeves aside for something new and shiny, but as with most things if you leave it for just long enough you find a second wind and I have found that I have been able to crack on with getting a good portion of this sleeve knit in front of a few episodes of some decent Scandinavian crime drama.
GrellowHopefully I will have this sweater completed by the end of the week and shall probably look back on the past couple of months and wonder what on earth took me so long, especially at a time of year when I have needed a good wool and alpaca sweater so very desperately! On the plus side, the completion of this sweater now seems like it is due for a very speedy completion.

6 thoughts on “Polka Dot Sweater Update

  1. I don’t recall seeing this at Christmas and must have skimmed over it in the sidebar. It’s lovely and I bet it will feel so good to have it done.

  2. I think Second Sleeve Syndrome is probably a thing. I think Second ______ (fill-in-the-blank) Syndrome is a thing if you have to make two of something…but that’s just my opinion 🙂

  3. I love the polka dots on the sleeves. Second sleeve syndrome is real. I’m trying out a tip I read of knitting both sleeves at once. Works well if you use separate balls per sleeve but as I’m knitting jumper with a giant 400g ball, I’m knitting using both ends at once which causes lots of tangles.

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