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Sweater – a – Month 2014

March 9, 2014

I don’t know if all knitters/crocheters can be classified, but if we can be, then I am definitely a ‘sweater knitter’  I realized in the past few months, that I would rather work on sweaters than anything else.  So I’ve decided to challenge myself this year by completing one sweater every month for the entire year!

I know that it is now March, so it already seems that I am behind schedule, but I have actually finished a sweater a month for the past two months, I just haven’t blogged about it (*shirk) but I will try to be more on top of things for the rest of the year!

Twiggy Cardigan

Twiggy Cardigan

My January Sweater is the Twiggy Cardigan by Jane Richmond, I started this project for our holiday Jane-along and finished it shortly after the new year!  I absolutely love the coziness of this sweater, It is a big and bulky sweater, that feels like ‘coming home’ every time I put it on. I knit it in the Briggs and Little Super, which is a fantastic outerwear yarn, and looks great in this pattern.

So who is with me?  What is your challenge for 2014, what fibre related feats do you want to accomplish?  Leave a comment here with what you want to attempt, finish, try for 2014 – there will be a FANTASTIC random give-away for someone who comments!

Twiggy Cardigan

Twiggy Cardigan

All photo’s by the lovely and talented Softsweater!

45 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2014 9:47 pm

    I just started reading your blog. I have unofficially been knitting at least a sweater a month. May and I’ve knit 4 for myself and 2 for my daughter. I’m in. A sweater a month for 2014.

  2. March 25, 2014 5:34 am

    I want to complete my first sweater and have it fit!

  3. March 21, 2014 11:29 pm

    I am doing a 14 in 2014 challenge. That means
    I have to get 14 projects done this year. So far I’m doing pretty good and have finished 3. But a definite goal is to complete my first blanket. They seem a little daunting due to size but I have several patterns I really want to get started on.

  4. winnifred permalink
    March 15, 2014 12:31 am

    I think it is an understatement to say it looks great…it is so awesome! Your jacket fits you perfectly like a glove. I love working with Briggs and Little. They work up patterns super fast — I made my children’s “Eskimo” jackets a few years ago (sadly, my brain is full so I can’t remember the name). I’m trying to finish Nanook and will start on Hitofude in late Spring or maybe into the Summer. All the best with your ambitions! Cheers!

  5. May permalink
    March 14, 2014 3:49 pm

    Anna, you’ve inspired me to knit more sweaters this year. My challenge is to try an Icelandic sweater. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  6. Mary permalink
    March 13, 2014 2:49 pm

    Now that it’s getting warmer and brighter, I’m hoping to start on a light and airy summer cardie soon… Something that isn’t woolly for a change!

  7. christykitsch permalink
    March 12, 2014 10:14 pm

    Oohhh that looks great on you. I have had that in my queue but wasn’t sure about it… till now!

  8. March 12, 2014 9:50 pm

    I decided to do this in January, so I’m already on sweater #3, which is Grace by Jane Richmond. So far, I’ve done the Ginny Cardigan by Mari Chiba and Lush by Tin Can Knits. It’s been a lot of fun! I’m not making every sweater for myself, but I’m excited to make the Christmas ones I’ve picked out for Mom, Dad, and the sister.

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see what you do next. 🙂

  9. ikkinlala permalink
    March 12, 2014 3:38 pm

    I’m trying to finish a pair of socks every month this year. I don’t have the yarn for sweaters, but I admire how fast you knit!

  10. Emilie permalink
    March 12, 2014 6:23 am

    With every project I try to tackle a new skill – something completely foreign to me….which is a huge reason I love knitting! There is always something to learn 🙂 this year I would like to make my first sweater, lace shawl and socks.

  11. March 12, 2014 2:00 am

    I’m usually all about socks but this year seems to be the year for shawls/cowls/scarfs. Just finished a shawl Sunday, knit a cowl yesterday and I just started this here:

  12. March 12, 2014 1:13 am

    My challenge will be to stash down enough to splurge on something gorgeous for myself in December. So far, I’ve started a top-down sweater for one niece, a raglan cardigan for another niece, gloves for my DF, and two shawls for possibly my mom and aunt. I’ve already finished one baby cardigan, and hope to finish the aforementioned projects in the next 3 months, tops. Many of these projects are in order to learn new techniques, stash down, and make gifts for those close to me, so I think that will be my challenge for the year.

  13. nursecupcake permalink
    March 11, 2014 5:27 am

    My challenge will be to knit socks for myself. I’m a beginner so I’m a bit intimidated but I’ll try my best 🙂

  14. March 11, 2014 3:50 am

    Although I won’t get to a sweater a month along with all my other commitments, I am hoping to finish something each month that is not related to the NerdWars challenges and complete 6 sweaters/cardigans by Christmas.

  15. Brenda MacDuff permalink
    March 11, 2014 3:27 am

    I have a fisherman knit pullover for my husband to finish…but, I want to make a baby one for my grand nephew.

  16. Bonnie permalink
    March 11, 2014 3:08 am

    I’ve gotta finish my daughter’s Cowichan-inspired Owl Jacket! Then it’s going to be socks, socks, socks!!!

  17. Ellaine permalink
    March 11, 2014 1:32 am

    I’d like to complete a knitted project from the raw fleece to the finished project, all processed by myself. I don’t know exactly what its going to be yet though…

  18. Nancy permalink
    March 11, 2014 12:23 am

    I want to finish a cardigan I’m making for myself..the deadline is the end of April.

  19. March 10, 2014 11:55 pm

    Project a month maybe? Brioche has been on my list for a while & I’d like to learn some of the fancier cast ons & bind offs. Another sweater or two would be nice 🙂

  20. March 10, 2014 11:02 pm

    I want to start & hopefully finish either a seamed or a steeked sweater… or at least finish the stranded sweater that’s currently in progress

  21. March 10, 2014 9:52 pm

    Last year was my lace knitting year (which happened to cross over into this year with Ysolda’s Follow Your Arrow mkal!) and I think 2014 is the year to face my fear of sweaters! I have the yarn to make a Tin Can Knits Gramps sweater for my little guy, and I’m in love with the Twiggy sweater! I am slow, (especially with a 7 month old who doesn’t like to nap without his mama!) so my goal is one sweater for the little guy and one sweater for me!

  22. Arlyn Bantog permalink
    March 10, 2014 9:46 pm

    Whoah. I’ve only successfully finished one sweater so trying to get one sweater done this year would be awesome. I’ve also just started knitting socks so the other goal is to knit 6 pairs this year. I’ve already made 2 pairs!

  23. Amanda permalink
    March 10, 2014 9:41 pm

    Just want to finish more of everything. Have finished 2 pairs of socks and a sweater and am ready to start another sweater after I finish the socks I am working on.

  24. March 10, 2014 8:42 pm

    I’ve lost my knitting mojo and momentum. My challenge this year is to finish all of my WIP. There are many, from years ago some of them. They call out to me. Lol!

  25. Brandi permalink
    March 10, 2014 7:43 pm

    I’m more into crocheting as I find it easier but I want to master the art of knitting as I would love to knit a sweater!

  26. Sarah permalink
    March 10, 2014 7:37 pm

    I want to finish my Que list on my Wooly app! I have been gathering projects and have them all organized on my list and even have the wool for them!!

  27. kdh permalink
    March 10, 2014 6:56 pm

    I’d like to finish a project each month, with yarn from my stash. So far, I’ve finished two sweaters!

  28. March 10, 2014 12:24 pm

    Your sweater is lovely & looks so cosy! 🙂 I just started knitting a few months ago but am definitely a sweater knitter too – just finished my third one! 🙂 This year I would like to learn how to knit cables & socks 🙂

  29. March 10, 2014 12:21 pm

    Your sweater is lovely & looks so cosy! 🙂 I just started knitting a few months ago but I’m definitely a sweater knitter too – I just finished my third one! 🙂 This year I would like to learn cables & socks! 🙂

  30. March 10, 2014 10:14 am

    I love that sweater on you. I want to challenge myself to knit a few sweaters this year too…I always shy away from bigger projects.

  31. Grace permalink
    March 10, 2014 1:37 am

    This will be the year that I steak with Ragga’s Icelandic sweater class. Can’t wait!

  32. Lindsay permalink
    March 9, 2014 11:27 pm

    I don’t think I can commit to a sweater per month, but I am going to try for a project a month. Also I’m going to try and find time for spinning at least once a week.

  33. Emily permalink
    March 9, 2014 10:59 pm

    Nice challenge! This year, i am trying to choose projects that stretch my skills. I’ve already done one colourwork hat and have plans for another, along with a couple of exciting sweaters.

  34. Cynthia permalink
    March 9, 2014 10:49 pm

    I love the look of cabled fingerless gloves. This needs to be the year I learn how to do cables.

  35. March 9, 2014 10:34 pm

    I’m a sweater novice – only two completed but a couple in my queue. I would love to be able to custom fit a sweater to fit my body using shaping, and maybe even put to the needles a design idea I have

  36. Sarah van Popta permalink
    March 9, 2014 10:16 pm

    I want to combine my new-found love of knitting sweaters with my newly acquired colour-work skills! Watch out, Fair Isle Sweater, I’m coming for you.

  37. March 9, 2014 8:33 pm

    In 2014, I want to try a sweater, I have lots of shawls but think I need to make me a sweater

  38. Barb permalink
    March 9, 2014 8:07 pm

    I’m also going for sweaters this year but since I have never made socks, I decided that this is the year I’m going to! And no, I’m not cheating and making little ones, they’re going to be for me!

  39. Sam permalink
    March 9, 2014 7:52 pm

    I have a sweater that when I went yo knit it up I discovered I had made one panel too long, so I put it aside. This was three years ago. This year I’m going to make the adjustments and. Finish it.

  40. Geea permalink
    March 9, 2014 7:19 pm

    2014 is going to be the year of shawls for me.

  41. Tonya Hyde permalink
    March 9, 2014 6:39 pm

    I have two sweaters, one on the needles and one awaiting cast on, that require steeks. So I think 2014 is the year of steeking for me. It’s my first time, so hopefully no trauma will ensue!! (I also *wisely* chose to make fingering weight sweaters for both…it may take all year to do them both!)

  42. March 9, 2014 6:33 pm

    I’m always knitting for my Etsy shop, customers or other people. So this year I want to actually finish a cardigan for me! 🙂 Keeping my fingers crossed on that one.


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