A Knitting Post: 2 projects finished and a new one ready to go

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:

Project one:

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!

Project two:

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.

And next?

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!

10 responses

  1. These are gorgeous!!!!! I love them both so much that I want to reach into the computer and steal them. I absolutely love that gorgeous color your used on #2. The sweater for your next project is super cute…you’re so very talented!!!

  2. Gorgeous jumper!!! I was working on a knit cardigan, but I realised after finishing most of the yoke that I was going to run out of yarn. :/ That made me so sad that I haven’t looked at it since.

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