From my blog, just after finishing up that first sweater:
My first sweater is now a knitting memory. There are things I would do differently next time to be sure, but overall it was a positive learning experience. I now know that I am a capable sweater knitter, up to the task of tackling any challenge. A whole new world of possible knits now seems open to me. Where I used to shy away from looking too closely at beautiful sweater patterns, I now take a second look.
Anything is possible when you take your time and work through the challenges, both in life and in knitting. Knitting Wicked helped me reconnect with the fearless knitter within, something I used to know intimately but which was slowly buried. Are you fantasizing about knitting something that you think is beyond your ability? What if you just tried it? And what if you tried it and succeeded?
What if, indeed?
And with that, I challenge you to jump in needles first and join us tomorrow. Whether it’s your first sweater or your 40th, there’s something to be enjoyed with each new project.
I dare you to choose a pattern that intrigues, inspires, and even challenges you a bit. The knitting community at Stash and at large is here to help, so what are you waiting for?
If you’re looking for ideas, check out Hannah Fettig’s sweater patterns here and here. And don’t forget to check in on our Ravelry board, where there is always sure to be an answer to your burning sweater knitting questions.
Please leave a comment below and let us know what sweater you’ll be knitting this autumn and what about it challenges and/or inspires you.