In A Quandary

Sorry I’ve been so quiet this past week.  I’ve been busy and there has been nothing happening that is interesting enough to share.

I did finish Scott’s mittens, though, which is one more thing off my project list.  I still have two more items to finish, but I’ve been thinking about a sweater I want to start and need to get the preliminary swatching and design-work out of the way.  But I have a quandary about it. 

As you know, I am losing weight.  Nothing from last winter is going to go forward into this next one due to my changing sizes.  If I were to stay the size I am now, I’d say knit a loose-ish medium, but I don’t intend to stay the same size.  I intend to lose at least 15, if not 20, more pounds by the time it is cold enough to pull out the woolies again.  This would make me either square in the mediums, or, maybe, even into the small size range.  If I knit something for next winter, what size do I knit it?  This is going to be a simple, stockingnet with ribbing bottom and cuffs sweater, but if I do all the work on this, I want to be able to wear it for a few years.

As it is, I am not going to be able to wear the naturally dyed sweater vests I have already knitted.  I’ll keep them as examples for the natural dye workshops and lectures I give, but I am rather sad that I’ll not be able to wear them anymore – unless I purposefully try to shrink them, which would be chancy.

So, I am coming to all of you out there because I value your opinions.  What size should I design my new sweater?

2 Responses

  1. Roxie Says:

    You can get away with a slightly large cardigan. Or knit a pullover in medium, but include some panels of ribbing to pull it in.

  2. Sharon Says:

    Yikes – that’s a tall order. I’d go with smaller, rather than bigger. Sweaters grow and end up being more like sweatshirts in my opinion.

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