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The Shepherd Hoodie: Finale!


It has been very wet and cool this week, in contrast to last week.  That makes drying a thick wool hoodie quite difficult.  However, Sally’s hoodie was finally off the rack last night, so without further ado, here are our finished projects, and just in time for the end of Wovember!


The Shepherd Hoodie

Very happy.  It will do very well when the weather cools down.Lace on button band

Yarn:  Anna Gratton Little Wool Co. DK Pure Wool Naturals in Coffee.

Sally’s (10 ply (aran) weight pure wool in a natural white from Skeinz that she hand-dyed):

Sally's Shepherd Hoodie

Hmmmm…. lush!  I can feel myself all cuddled up in it!

Side view

You can see the difference in the way the two projects look in different weight yarns.  Sally’s is very squishy and soft and cuddly looking, whereas mine with a slightly finer weight, has a more streamlined, and crisper look.

Close upAnd now, winter, please come back to the Southern hemisphere…

Shepherd Hoodie

Check out Sally’s blog for her final post on this topic and more pictures.


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14 thoughts on “The Shepherd Hoodie: Finale!

  1. Congratulations – it’s stunning and aren’t we clever? That’s been the best KAL/WAL I’ve ever done so thank you for being such a lovely KAL buddy. I’m back to working on the next WIP in my basket – it’s a hat knitted in 4ply and it feels very weird to have something so small and fine in my hands after the hoody’s weight and size.

  2. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

  3. The contrast is very educational.

  4. Oh wow. What a piece of lovliness. It has a modern, magical quality for a warm snuglle while having a walk in the woods. Excellent job.

  5. Wow, both hoodies look amazing! Lovely to see them both finished.
    What excellent showcase pieces, for Wovember, of New Zealand wool & knitters.
    It’s been fun knitting this vicariously with you 😉 thanx for sharing.

  6. They look superb, such good looking knitting. Love the interesting buttons too.

  7. I really, really like how your hoodie fits you. It looks flaltering and cozy, a rare combination.

  8. Gorgeous! They do look awesomely cozy!

  9. looks just the thing for cosy stylishness! but i would stop short at wishing away our newborn summer tho…

  10. Both garments look great – interesting to get comparison of different yarns 🙂

  11. They are both just so deliciously cosy looking. Is it so wrong to be longing for those cooler days too?! … I’ve got to work at finding and falling in love with some summery knits in the meantime…

  12. Wow, both are stunning ! And you do look abfab in that hoodie

  13. Such gorgeous cardis! They really look fabulous.

  14. The cable work looks fantastic . I love that natural looking colour as well . Nice work !