Sometimes a project seems to take forever to finish. 16 balls of yarn: one back, two fronts, two sleeves and a hood later, I finally found myself with a set of pieces that were ready to be sewn together!
Last night, I sat down to start the sewing together. I forgot how much fun seaming is. :-) I stayed up to 1am because I couldn’t put this down until the very last stitch was done… and now, the hoodie is finished!
They’re terrible photos I’m afraid. It is very difficult to photograph this thing – even more so when they’re self-taken. I’ve tried to give you an idea of the sizing and detail as best I can!
I’m really pleased with it as I’ve made quite a few modifications to get it to fit correctly and look how I wanted – among other things, I changed the cables as I didn’t like the original puffy ones. The details are Ravelled here.
This is a lovely warm addition to the winter wardrobe!! I used a naturally coloured New Zealand alpaca yarn that came from a small producer and that I have been saving for the right project. This is one of the reasons I kept the knitting in pieces and didn’t knit the body as one. I felt that the seams would contribute some structure in case the yarn decided to stretch.
So… what’s next? Well… there’s this very pretty fresh green chunky merino…
I’ve wanted to do something with it for ages. It’s hand-dyed by Happy Go Knitty and I think I’ve just settled on something cute. More on it later!