I am knitting along on Filey, the sweater I am knitting from Rowan Denim yarn. Because a garment knit from denim yarn will shrink lengthwise (but not in width) one must knit all pieces of said garment longer to compensate for said shrinkage. Doing this in denim yarn is a bit of a study in masochism.
I ma making the size large, which necessitates knitting 28.75 inches in the body pattern before switching to the garter stripe pattern for the shoulders. I finally reached this point on Tuesday night.
As I stopped to measure from time to time I was tempted to really stre-e-e-e-etch out the piece for measuring. But I didn’t because doing so would end ultimately in disappointment when I washed the sweater and ended up with a too-short garment.
I am now working on the garter ridges on the shoulders.
So the end of the back is in sight.
And I will then turn around and make another piece just as long for the front.
Lucy is doing her imitation of a rug.