Knitting Through the Olympics
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?