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As many of you know, there is a knitterly movement afoot, whereby many knitters pledge to cast on and complete a project through the duration of the Winter Olympics.  For many of us it is a sign of solidarity for the talented athletes that represent our country.  And it also gives us a reason to sit down and spend time watching and cheering on the edge of our seats as these hard-working and extremely disciplined people pour all they have into the events that span such a short period of time. 

This year, I have three projects that are in contention for my attention during the 16 days that comprise the Winter Olympics.  

Here, in no specific order, are the three possibilities.

1 - The Scatness Tunic - Designed by Kate Davies and found in her book Colours of Shetland, this tunic cardigan has a fair isle yoke, corrugated ribbing and hand made wheelhouse buttons.  I reserve the right to substitute regular buttons but will decide later in the knitting process.  This tunic is knit in Jamieson & Smith's 2-ply jumper weight.

2 - Elizabeth Zimmermann's Shirt Yoke Cardigan - This is a seamless sweater knit entirely in the round.  It has 3/4 length sleeves.  The yoke shaping is the really interesting bit, looking like a man's shirt yoke across the back.  I will likely knit this in Briggs & Little Heritage.

3 - The Elizabeth Zimmermann Coat - This coat, originally knit by Elizabeth Zimmermann, has been slightly updated.  It is done in garter stitch primarily, with the option for stocking stitch sleeves and a flared bottom edge.  I will likely knit this in Briggs & Little Heritage as well.

So, what are your thoughts?  Which one do you think I should cast on?

Written by Debbie Wilson — February 03, 2014


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