I love seeing everyone's progress - it makes me more and more excited and anxious to finish and to wear my new CPH. Here's my progress thus far.
I am using Donnegal Tweed Homespun– the yarn called for in the pattern. The color is a deep purple - #845 - and I love it – it’s perfectly rich and bold.
I just finished up the front right side and I’m on to the sleeves. I have a couple of questions that hopefully you can give some advice on.
First is sleeve length. I keep reading that many people feel that the sleeves are a bit too long. Are a lot of you finding this issue? I’m wondering if I should do 4” on the cuff ribbing instead of 5”.
Second- this is my second sweater ever and my first was knitted in the round. When you seam together at the end, it’s best to block, right? (edit: i realized this wasn't clear - i meant is it better block it BEFORE seaming or after)
One last thing - as I started my right front piece, I noticed that the pattern was wrong - the correction is on the Knitscene website. Here it is: Under Right Front on ribbing: Row 2 (WS) * p2, k2; rep from * to end of row
I’m sure I’ll be back with more questions on the hood – the part that is really scary right now :)