All Night KAL – Week 1- The Beginning

And so it begins . . . .

Jayashri Sweater 1


My needles have been all but aching to get going on this project, now they are feeling a bit daunted because I casted on 314 stitches to being my Jayashri Sweater tonight. I have always felt far more comfortable in baggy knits than tight-fitting ones but this seems insane! I knew when I picked this pattern from all the wonderful ideas that Stacy over at Musings and Motion suggested that it would be an endeavor, but staring at my cast-on edge is making me wiltΒ with fright! What if I am the last one to finish just because I wanted a sweater that wouldn’t make my chest look like a porn stars?

Honestly, I don’t really care all that much. If I knitted the sweater to be form-fitting I would never feel truly comfortable in it. As it is, with the sizing chart I am following, I can picture myself in this sweater all the time. Actually – I imagine myself (in aforementioned sweater) reading a book and drinking tea in front of a fire. In my first pair of knitted socks as well, might as well round out the fantasy. πŸ™‚

Now that I’ve casted on I am itching to get back to it. Before I do that though I am going over to β†’Β THIS LINK ← to visit Stacy at Musings and Motion and see if I can’t win a free pattern. Spoiler Alert: The people hosting the KAL never win, but I like to be a good little participant. After my little trip it is back to the needles, or perhaps to visit some of my neglected blog reading. Who knows? The night is mine friends and neighbors!


22 thoughts on “All Night KAL – Week 1- The Beginning

        1. allnightknits Post author

          Maybe my second sweater will be top down, just so I can make a fair assessment of which I prefer. I am a bit worried about length with it 1)needing to cover my rack and 2) make sure it is long enough for my torso. Oh well, I’m making the thing quite large so hopefully everything will turn out okay! *fingers crossed…tight*

  1. Mistine

    Yay! Go, Rachel, Go! ❀

    …I did say I'd cheerlead πŸ˜€

    Casting on, for me, is the hardest part. This is where I usually have to frog, somewhere between getting the stitches on my needles and knitting a few rows.

  2. lollyknits

    There is nothing wrong with sweaters that make your chest look like a porn star’s πŸ˜› But it’s true, baggy sweaters are way more comfortable. I steal Greg’s sweaters because they’re so cozy, but he always takes them back. >sigh<

    1. allnightknits Post author

      Thank you – I just wish I didn’t have a Gil time job, it keeps getting in the way of my knitting;) On the plus side my friends have totally adapted to me pulling knitting out of my bag wherever we are.

  3. nareyayarnmosaics

    As much as I intended to order the blackberry DK Gloss yarn, I was drawn to the Heartland Terroir Lion Brand yarn… sorry, I couldn’t help myself! Will probably have to play with my gauge a bit before proceeding, but it will be worth it!

    1. allnightknits Post author

      Yea! I’m glad to hear you’ll be joining us! I was too scared to try anything but the recommended yarn so it’ll be doubly awesome to see how your sweater looks πŸ™‚

      Don’t forget the Musing and Motion Giveaway either!

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