It’s been a while since I’ve done a knitting post, and I think it’s time for a catch-up.
In between and after knitting a selection of birthday and Christmas presents I’ve managed to knit myself a couple of new things for my own winter wardrobe.
Here they are:
Patons Jet is lovely. I made the mistake though of ordering two different dyelots. I should have known better!
So I had a browse on Ravelry and found a lovely free pattern and decided that subtle stripes were the order of the day.
I sailed through an entire garment in stocking stitch.
I’m happy with the jumper and I’m thrilled that I have managed to single crochet around the edges.
It may not sound like much, but I’ve been stalled at chain stitch for years!
The Heather Hoodie from the autumn issue of Knitscene seems to have been the must-knit pattern of the season.
I was drawn to it, and now I’ve finished it I have to say that it is a very clever pattern. Simple but interesting.
A fuzzy yarn (Adriafil Melodia) might not have been the most obvious yarn choice. but it is beautifully soft and the colour is gorgeous, changing with the light. Plus I’m a third generation cable knitter with a good selection of arans already, so I wanted something.
The end product may not be as smart as some, but I love it, and it is so cosy.
I’m going to do some smaller projects, but I do like to have a garment on the go. It’s what I was brought up to do!
And I liked the cardigan on the cover of the last issue of The Knitter so much that I ordered the same yarn (Fez by Debbie Bliss) in the same colour.
Knitting began today!