It’s a lotta stitches. One round takes me 20-30 minutes, depending on whether it’s a plain knit row or a lace row. Since that’s normally all I allow myself to knit at one time (followed by a break of at least the same amount of time), it’s going to be moving along pretty slowly now.
It’s an easy lace pattern, but I still find myself making mistakes if I get distracted – so it’s not the best project for knitting in public. The Rocky Mountain Knitters’ Retreat is coming up in a few weeks, so I’ll need something besides this to work on. I figured it would be a good time to start this project. The pattern calls for knitting it in the round from the bottom up, but I’ll have to think about that and decide whether I want to do it that way or top down. Bottom up would certainly make for easier knitting at the retreat, since I’d only be working on the plain sections and not the colorwork, but top-down would give me better control over the length of the body and sleeves. Either way, though, I’m not going to do the turtleneck – I think I’ll be happier with a crew neck.
At any rate, I need to get swatching so I’ll be ready to get started at the retreat.