Unlike last year's whole bunch of crazy, I opted for a relatively easy knit to premiere at Rhinebeck. It's Dahlia from the Fall 2011 Interweave; one of those love at first sight, omg I have to knit it right now sort of sweaters.
I'm using stashed Lavold Silky Wool Tweed and while it's thicker than the called-for yarn, it's drapey and soft and tweed and yummy. I'm very pleased with the work in progress.
The sweater has an interesting construction which I didn't quite understand at the beginning. You start with the centre back motif knit in the round, then build in pieces to make it a big rectangle with sleeves.
Once it clicked, it all made sense, but looking at it now, I might have done it differently to avoid the seams that attach the lace motif to the top and bottom back of the sweater.
I have no issue with seaming, I just don't like having a seam where both ends are closed because if my gauge is off on one of the two pieces, it's rather difficult to fix without ripping a whole lot of rows (95 long ones to be exact). I suspect the miracle that is blocking will make this all work out though.
The pink lines are waste yarn--they mark the afterthought-armholes. Very clever. Once I'm done the left front (you may notice the sweater is just a rectangle) I will seam and block to ensure it's the right sized rectangle before I start doing the sleeves.
I notice Rhinbeck is approaching rather quickly; I need to keep knitting, knitting knitting.