So I casted on this sweater in February 2016. Can’t believe it. Thanks Ravelry for keeping tracks.
I started this as a quick, easy sweater. I had previously completed one with the same yarn and pattern in just 10 days, you can see it here.
But for some reason, this one took me a very long time.
Mostly because I decided to make it a bit longer and add some ease for my hips.
Then I tried the sleeves over and over, but it was always way to loose. Original idea was to have long sleeves, then cut the middle to have a cardigan.
I gave up on long sleeves, I think raglan patterns don’t really work for flattering sleeves, and I improvised some ribs instead.
It’s not perfect. It’s actually rather bumpy. And I had to sew in a lot of ends, as I used a lot of small leftover balls of yarn. The dark one are from this shawl. Funny enough, I still have some yarn left.
I’m really pleased with the final result, it’s wearable, and that’s all I could have asked for. Sure next time I’ll have to figure out a better way to do stripes in the round and such. But I’m letting go of my perfectionism and actually finishing projects, so it’s all good.
So in august I wrote about my attempts to knit myself a sweater.
I’ve knit countless baby sweaters, and cardigans for family members, so I was comfortable with the techniques. I wanted something I could wear proudly. Something comfy, easy to wash, and I knew I really wanted to use that variegated Scheepjes SoftFun denim yarn.
I finally used a free Drops knitting pattern, in the round, easy and very quick. Done in less than two weeks.
It feels so good to wear, not only because the yarn is lovely, but also because it’s a good reminder that I overcame many obstacles to finally cherish this.
You can follow the making of this on the ravelry project page here.
A simple and warm hat, knit with Austral wool by Katia, 50% merino/ 50% acrylic. It’s very soft and the color is perfect, classical and wearable but with some depth.
I casted on 108 stitches on bamboo double-pointes needle 3,5mm. Bamboo was a mistake, it kept tearing the yarn. I’ll explain more during the knitting blog week. I loved the construction, basically you knit stockinette stich for about 10 row, then garter stitch, then stockinette again so the first stockinette part flips to the inside of the hat, and then you knit 1 cast stich with 1 stich on the needle to sew them together. (Ok, not easy to explain, you can see the wurm bonnet on ravelry to see how it’s done). It was my first time doing that construction, so I had to rip it off and knit it again until I understood how it worked, but I really like it, it makes a nice clean edge.
I didn’t use a pattern, I simply tried it on and enlarged when needed and reduced at the end. It was a bit slow (less than a week though), but very interesting, and it fits perfectly !
What’s your favorite type of hat to knit or crochet ? Lace or bulk yarn ?