First is the sweater I finished that’s a test knit for Laura Aylor. I’m not sure what she’s calling this pattern but I’ll post here when it’s released. I kept hoping for a sunny day for taking photos outside but it looks like the sun is just not going to be seen around here.
I’m always telling you how much I love a pattern so maybe I should tell you why I love them so you’ll know if you need to knit one for yourself.
The yarn that I used is Knit Picks City Tweed. It’s soft and I don’t mind it at all but I would love to knit this in Madelinetosh Chunky . . and I’m trying so hard not to order the yarn to make another one. Around here, most of the time all I need during winter is a heavy sweater. In the house I usually have on an old T-shirt and a sweatshirt type zipper jacket but then Vince comes in and wants to go somewhere and if I have something like this that I can just slip over my old T-shirt, then I’m good to go.
The things I love about this sweater:
- Since it’s aran weight yarn, it’s very quick to knit. The pattern suggested size 9 needles but I got gauge on size 8.
- The collar, even though it seems tall, hangs away from my neck and not up against my neck so while it isn’t tight at all on my neck, it completely covers up my T-shirt so it doesn’t matter if what kind of shirt I have on underneath it.
- I love that it’s longer in the back than in the front. Since I’m short, sometimes, to have a sweater that’s long enough to cover the areas I prefer to have covered . . it seems like the length makes me look even shorter but with this one being shorter in the front, I don’t feel like I’m swallowed by a long sweater.
I did add 6 rows to the length before beginning the short rows for the curved bottom.
If I’m lucky, I’ll get busy knitting and forget how badly I want to order yarn to make another one!
The second finish was another hat for Vince.
This is such a quick project – another aran weight yarn. The yarn is Madelinetosh Chunky and the color is Badlands. The pattern is Hat Fit for a Boyfriend. The entire time I was knitting this hat (two days) I was saying to myself . . I want MORE of this yarn so I ordered more. I’ll be making Traveller’s End using Badlands.
Now . . do I get back to knitting or do I place an order for more Madtosh Chunky to make another of Laura’s sweaters?