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(Click here for a soundtrack to accompany today's post.)
(In case you're not already singing along. . . )

I've knit a lot of sweaters over the years.
But I've never knit one sideways before.

Until now . . . 

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Yep.

That's me in the corner.
That's me in the spotlight.
Losing my religion. . .

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It was kinda weird to knit a sweater from cuff-to-cuff, sideways. I had to wrap my brain around it a few times there . . . on the fly. Row gauge was a huge issue for me (on a sideways project, the stitch gauge determines length; the row gauge the width), so that had me flipped around, too. It's a little like knitting origami.

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As I was knitting this sweater, I really liked the "wrong side" better than the "right side" (I blogged about that here) . . . but, in the end, I went with the "right side" out. I tried with the "wrong side." But the seaming was a nightmare. And the decreases/increases didn't looks so hot from the "wrong side" either.

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
But that was just a dream
That was just a dream . . . 
 
Overall, not a bad way to lose your religion!
 
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(If you want the details, you can find my project notes on Ravelry here.)
 
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How about YOU? What are you making this week?

 

 

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Vera

I LOVE this! The yarn choice, the colors, and the fit is perfect on your Kym. I even like the fringe (and I'm not much of a fringe person). Well done!

kat

I am with Vera! This is just gorgeous! I love the fit, the shape, and the colors are so perfect for you! Well done!

Tina

Absolutely gorgeous and I love the yarn you used! Perfection 😊

Sarah

It looks fabulous on you, Kym! Despite the struggles with row gauge, it looks like it ended up pretty much a perfect fit.

And thanks for the earworm! I had it in my head as soon as I read the title of your post and didn't even need to click through to see the video to know what it was.

Erika

Love it! Looks great on you.
One of the non knitting things I am working on this week is learning to play Losing my Religion on guitar :)

Shirley

Love it, and it looks so good on you! The fringe detail is fantastic.

Debbie

What a great sweater! In spite of your row gauge difficulties, it looks like a great fit and such a wonderful color. I hope you enjoy wearing it!

Bonny

I had Michael Stipe and the mandolin in my head as soon as I read your title! That is a lovely sweater and it looks great on you. I'm a little iffy about fringe, but it looks good and really goes with the great shape of the sweater. Well done!

Mary

That's SO YOU!!! funny how you came to it by "losing your religion", huh?! Seriously, the "different" construction, the not-matchy stripes, and the fringe ... LOVE it!! (and whoa, look at how long your hair is!)

Carolyn

What a perfect fit. And GREAT HAIR pictures!

Carole

I adore this sweater and it's just so perfect for you! That bit of fringe is very hippie-ish and the colors are awesome and your hair looks freaking fabulous!

Maggie

The sweater is gorgeous and so is your hair!! :)

Bridget

I think it looks lovely on you! I've never even attempted to knit a sweater sideways - I'm lucky I can get it done the usual way. But what a good adventure with a wondering ending.

Mary

Love, love, love! 70's me loves the colors and the fringe (Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors vibe) and the NOW me loves the fit and flow. Fantastic job, Kym!

Kim

I love it! I love the dip in it so much! And the yarn is perfection!

Chloe

Amen to all of the above! Was it harder to maintain gauge with a non-woolly yarn? That would be my one concern. Although the Summer Sesame is really beautiful and will rth the effort.

Chloe

WORTH

Dee

That sweater is awesome and you look beautiful in it!

Congrats on a great finish.

kathy b

You can be a modeI! I need to go back and check the yarn you used...hoping it is not wooI!

Margene

The fit, the colors, the style and the texture make this sweater so unique. Love everything about it. It also looks comfortable and cozy but with a more stylish air. Fantastic, Kym!! You're playing one of my favorite songs!

Vicki

Oh, that's super cute!! I love the fringe!

Jane

You are rocking this sweater. The sweater fits well and looks great on you. Well done.

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