Friday, August 14, 2009
FO: Reading Hoodie
This took longer than I thought it would to knit, but I love, love, LOVE the final result! It's perfect for many things, including a frolic with a cute pony. I'm wearing a long sleeved shirt underneath this, and I'm absolutely roasting!! Don't let the lace fool you, this is a toasty sweater indeed. (apparently I'm just showing off my underarm seaming skills, while putting my hair back) Pattern: Apres Surf Hoodie Yarn: Knit Picks Bare - Merino Wool/Silk Fingering Weight Needles: 3.25 mm circs Mods: Adjusted pattern for knitting in the round, instead of knitting the front and back separately. Notes: I spent a lot of time reading while knitting this, so I thought Reading Hoodie was a good name for it. I love the pattern, I love the final result. The experience of knitting it was a lot like knitting Thermal- it took a lot longer than I wanted it to, but the results were perfect. I will say that I regret knitting it in the round- I found that doing increases and decreases while keeping in the lace pattern really challenging (although I will consider that it may be due to all the reading while knitting...). When it came time to do the sleeves, I knit them flat and seamed them. Much faster; but then I've never felt put off by seaming. I never wear hoodies with the hood up, but here's the hood up back view. I found these photos on my camera, and thought I'd share. Here's one of my cats, Yarn, contemplating the hoodie in progress: "Hmmm, how hard is this whole knitting thing, anyway.... I'm sure I could do it!" "a long sleeved lace hoodie on 3.25 mm needles?! You must be nuts!" Erm, yup. But being nuts leads to lovely white lace hoodies!!! Now excuse me, I'm going to frolic with more ponies.