Today is a Happy Day, for at long last, I can restart knitting the Shepherd Hoodie!
This is my progress to date:
If you are noticing that this is slightly bigger than the previous picture… I may have had a small slipping one day… it was so tempting… just sitting there in all its luscious woolly glory… ;p
The lovely Sally over at notjustknitting (and the very talented hands behind Verandah Yarns) is knitting along with me – have a read of her beginning to this KAL here. It is a handy thing indeed to be able to dye the colour one wants, because that is just what she has done!
If you’d like to join us in the KAL, please do pop by the KAL group that has been set up for this. It will be fun to exchange notes and see how everyone is doing on it.
My experience so far:
I thought that it might be tricky to keep track of the cables, but this pattern is actually quite easy. Once you have done one repeat of the cables, you realise it is a regular pattern.
This puts you in a very happy position of not having to be glued to the pattern (I hate that). The only thing one needs to be aware of is to remember to make a button-hole every 3 inches. This might yet be my undoing as I happily hum along with the knitting… I hope not!
Sally is using an aran weight yarn (closer to the suggest yarn in the pattern) while I am using a light worsted/DK weight from Anna Gratton’s Corriedales (100% wool yarn).