Hey there Stash Sisters!!!!
I measured my daughter this evening. (TEMPTING is for her) She came over for dinner, wine and conversation! Her hubby's turn to watch the girls...and she gets to go out and live a little. She shopped a while...and then stopped by to see momma!
I have cast on the 160 stitches for TEMPTING. I am using two strands of yarn: Rowan "Calmer" cotton blend, and Lara Endless Summer cotton.
Both yarns by themselves were too thin or skinny... but together using a US8 needle gave me the perfect gauge of 18st=4" in st. st. And it looks good, too. Not packed too tightly. Calmer is kinda suede-like with a little stretchiness to it...and Endless Summer is a fine polished combed cotton. They are both cream color...but, you can see them both because of the suede finish vs the polished finish. I think I like my yarn choice!
AND IT IS ALL FROM MY STASH!!!!
She just left for home, so I am going out there now to do a few rows. Will take a digital of any significant progress. It is going to be boring for a while...K2 P2 rib...around and around and around and around...in the round!
She wants me to leave the sleeve caps the length of the model.
BTW: I don't know if I need to say this or not, but I will...since this may be a first sweater for some: DO A GAUGE SWATCH with your yarn(s) of choice. For my swatch I personally cast on two extra stitches...so that my measurement is taken between the two "edge stitches". Edge stitches are the stitches at each end...and they ARE ALWAYS KNIT...right side and wrong side. So then, for our gauge swatch...cast on 20 stitches...knit 20 across row 1...but for row 2: k1...purl 18...k1. Repeat rows 1 & 2 til your swatch is 2 inches or so in length. "Row gauge" is not critical for this pattern. BUT...stitch gauge IS VITAL to get the correct "fit"...or your garment will be too tight, too small...or too big, too baggy. And, you may run out of yarn!
If anyone has any questions about the swatch thing...let me know!