Thursday, October 29, 2009

Heather Hoodie Vest

Pattern: Heather Hoodie Vest, Knitscene Fall 2009
Yarn: Sirdar Denim Chunky, shade 509
Yardage: 5.08 skeins
Needles: 6mm straights and 6mm circs

Another garment that I am very pleased with indeed. The yarn is a wool/cotton/acrylic blend, handles very well, washes well and keeps its shape, and the cables really pop. It's also very cosy! The hood is of elven proportions and would certainly keep your head dry in a rain shower. The pattern is one I would knit again, maybe in a dark leaf green. The Mr thinks it looks like a top from the latest Robin Hood series and I'm inclined to agree.

Another recent finish was the Piper hat from Twist Collective:

Knit in Sublime Merino Silk Cashmere aran, a gorgeous yarn but a bit drapier than I think this needs. I made the slouchier version too and would knit this again using a wool yarn. The piping was done in Cascade 220.

I also turned the heel on my sock!

The decreases have also been completed and it just needs the main foot section completing next. I've also knit the right front section of Tender, my KSH cardigan, and am aiming to finish that before Christmas.

My current project is another Clapotis, using some Mirasol Hacho bought at the Black Sheep Craft Barn shop (a wondrous place to visit, there is a huge yarn pile amongst other things!). I'm going to the theatre in a couple of weeks' time and decided I'd like a more moody, autumnal scarf/wrap to wear. The photo doesn't do the colours justice, hopefully my next progress shot will be in better light.

The blog has also had a revamp, I hope you like the new look!

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At 1:39 pm, October 30, 2009, Blogger acrylik said...

What a gorgeous hoodie! I love how those cables pop, and you're right, it would look fabulous in green.

Congrats on turning the heel on your sock, it's looking good!

Looking forward to seeing the Clapotis progress, it will be a perfect autumn/winter shawl.

At 3:22 pm, October 30, 2009, Blogger Linda said...

I love that hoodie and in that yarn, which I often look at as it is good value.
Your blog looks nice.

At 4:49 pm, October 30, 2009, OpenID clarabelleknitstuff said...

Love the hoodie - it really suits you! Good choice with the yarn too; I've used it a few times and have some in my stash. It's such a relief sometimes to knit with yarn that you know you can wash without worrying too much.

And your new-look blog is lovely - a very soothing and relaxing feel! X

At 8:38 am, November 18, 2009, Blogger Sarah said...

As busy as ever with the knits I see! Love the hoodie and great work on the sock heel - such fun :)

Nice header pic and your photos from Holker Hall were gorgeous - loved the rainbow in the fountain.

At 11:32 am, December 23, 2009, Blogger Debbie said...

Mmm, love the colours in the clapotis - and the stitch markers are fab!

At 6:36 pm, January 01, 2010, Blogger clara said...

HI! I love your Heather Hoodie,I doing totally sleevless version - any ideas on patterns?

At 6:37 pm, January 01, 2010, Blogger clara said...

HI! Your hoodie is lovely - i fancy maybe doing a sleevless version! Looks really fab!!Also I really like your site.


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