Do you ever finish a project, feel totally uninspired to start or work on any other project, then in a moment have a flash of an idea, but stop yourself from starting on it because you have too many other projects you should finish first? This all happened to me yesterday, and left me feeling unsettled! The flash of an idea came after seeing this on Anthropologie:
And I thought, as any knitter would, "I can make that!" A top down seamless sweater in moss stitch, with contrasting garter stitch bands, and cute little sleeves.....it would be fun. And I even have yarn I could use for it that's been languishing in my stash for many, many years. Plus, the satisfaction of making a $298 sweater for basically nothing (because once a yarn has been in the stash for years, you can count it as free:), is too hard to resist.
So, I solicit your advice for the best way to make yoke increases over moss stitch fabric. Any ideas, suggestions? I've done top down sweaters before, but never with a moss stitch yoke. What do you think: could I switch it up, and do garter stitch for the main part of the body, with the contrasting bands in moss stitch?
Well, we'll see what happens today; a gauge swatch would be a good start!