I've had this bag of Reynolds Allagash from a previous Knitsmiths Swap and was never sure what I wanted to do with it. Big bag, seemed a shame to get rid of. Nice blue color too. Just not sure what kind of bulky sweater wouldn't make me bulky too. It has a little texture to it, some thick and thinness.
And then I was flipping through the issue of Knitscene and looking for something brainless to do over Christmas - so I could drink and talk and knit at the same time. Or drink and talk and hold knitting in my lap maybe. It didn't look flattering but it was maybe the world's easiest cardigan. it was categorized under "ready to move beyond scarves". I'm thinking yes. How can I screw this up? What better than chunky ribbing? Size 13 needles? I had to change the math a little for my yarn, but not much. I only added cuffs to fold back.
It's constructed kind of differently - start with the sleeves and do a T shaped body,
then seam down the back. You can see it here laid out after blocking.
Even though it was "ready to move beyond scarves" I apparently miscounted somewhere (blame the egg nog) and flubbed up the back so the sides didn't exactly match, but was able to move the ribs and neck around to hide those extra 2 ribs. Must remember not to wear a ponytail - hair down would hide it best.
Not sure if I'll wear it out in public, but I kind of like it.
If I do, I'll definitely change the jockey undershirt and nasty pink jeans!