i am trying not to rush my aston jumper. i know from experience that when i try to knit something of my own design, i usually end up with something that’s too big. so, i’m taking this new project one step at a time. i’ve made a swatch (in the round, of course), i’ve cut it, washed it and blocked it.
the next step is to take some new measurements and then calculate the right amount of stiches and decide on the shaping details. i don’t want to end up like i normally do – having to rip everything out about four or five times and starting everything over. i mean, you might remember how many times i’ve cast on for the hemingway jumper, right? i don’t. five? six? i’d like to avoid that if i can.