After the madness of knitting a pair of socks from scratch last week, I’m winding down this week by splitting my time over three different projects.
First up is my Chance of Snow cardigan, which has grown quite considerably from my last update. As you can see, I’ve now finished the body of the garment with just the pockets and sleeves left to work.
As I’m quite tall, I’ve also added a considerable amount of extra length to the body so that I can be sure it will reach my hips. Most shop-bought tops/tees run too short. I kept trying it on whilst I was knitting, so I’m certain it’s just right.
I’m very pleased with that distinctive cabling along the bottom; it took the best part of the entire weekend before last but I think it’s worth it. When I was selecting a cardigan to knit, the contrast between the cabling and ribbing really drew me to this pattern on Ravelry. I’m really enjoying knitting it for this reason, as well as the clarity of the Elena’s written pattern.
Next, I’ve got something quite special to show you.
This is set to be a hooded sweater for my cousin, who is expecting a baby boy in the next week or so. As I’m knitting up the newborn size, I’m currently trying to focus on finishing this as soon as I can.
The neckline is so cute! I think I’ll be knitting the optional hood onto it also as it’s still pretty cold here.
The yarn I’ve used is Babylonglegs Radiance Aran in the shade ‘Treehugger’, which I’ve had stashed since 2013 (gulp!). When it comes to knitting for babies/children, I always think that it’s such a shame so many stick to ‘gendered’ colours – the brighter and more interesting the better in my opinion!
Last but not least, it wouldn’t be a WIP from me without….
You guessed it! Socks!
This time, it’s just a plain toe-up with an afterthought heel. Okay, I admit it: I cast this pair on because I wanted to try out the afterthought again. I opted for plain as I was really struggling to find a pattern to suit this gorgeously vivid yarn from Jillian at Mothy and the Squid. The shade is ‘Midnight Rainbow’.
I absolutely adore the contrast between bright/dark and, looking at it now, a plain sock was definitely the right choice as there’s so much interest there.
And my reading? Well, I’m not even going to go there right now 🙁
How are your projects coming along this week?
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