Jillian’s Spinning: How’s Your Rhinebeck Sweater Coming Along?


With just over a month before Rhinebeck (yay!) this is what my Rhinebeck sweater looks like (boo!):

Rhinebeck Ramen
Rhinebeck Ramen

Notice all of the yarn that looks like ramen noodles? There’s hundreds of yards of it. All of the knitters out there know what that means – I ripped all of my knitting out.

I realized I was making a sweater with 4-6″ of positive ease, no, bad knitter. For once it wasn’t a case of magically changing gauge.  I just cast on the wrong size and highlighted it all the way through the pattern in the wrong size. I knit to the underarms going top down before I noticed, not a lot, but I was on track to finish in time.

I ripped and now the race is on!

It’s part of the fun isn’t it?

How about the rest of you, how’s that  Rhinebeck wear coming along?

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

5 thoughts on “Jillian’s Spinning: How’s Your Rhinebeck Sweater Coming Along?

  1. CeltChick

    Noticing the “whirligigs” aka maple seeds in your photo. We’re still in hot summer here in Tennessee, and our maples did their whirligigging thing back in the spring. Surely just different varieties of maple? Hey, at least you’ve got purty yarn!

  2. Cate

    Before this picture enlarged, it looked an awful lot like a puppy swimming in a swimming pool. Attached to a ball of yarn. I’ll bet the puppy would be more fun right now.

  3. Stephanie

    I’m not attempting a sweater for myself, but I finished knitting DD’s (14 m) sweater coat on Sun! (Even if it’s a project I started in Apr or May…) So hopefully the weather will cooperate! 🙂 (sjn821 on Rav)

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