Trowbridge

So the Trowbridge was another test knit for Alicia Plummer and as usual it was perfect. I am so happy with this sweater, it is one of the best fitted pullover’s I have made. It is a simple Raglan construction, but the little added embellishments on the collar and sleeves are what really makes it a beautiful sweater.

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I love the yarn I used! It is  Cascade 220 sport and well I love cascade, it is a great go to that isn’t to expensive and makes beautiful projects. The color of the yarn is just lovely, it is called pumpkin spice.

yarn: cascade 220 sport

colorway: pumpkin spice

pattern: trowbridge

designer: Alicia Plummer

My rav project page: here

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The buttons I used are from AddVintage and they are black Czech glass from the 1930’s with a silver overlay. They are gorgeous!

I know I have said it before and I will say it again if you want unique antique buttons, or just unique buttons that happen to be antique this is a great etsy shop to check out and the women who run the shop are awesome and super helpful.

Now back to the sweater, everything about this sweater is great, so there really isn’t much more I can say about it. Alicia is just one of those designers that creates a beautiful design that is also simple and comfortable. She just recently published a new hat and she has many more patterns up her sleeve, you should totally check her out!

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It’s a mystery

It was truly a mystery. The color craving mystery shawl from Stephen West had me confused the whole time I was making it. As soon as I thought I had it figured out the next clue would come out and tell me I was wrong. Not until the last clue was my guess kind of right.  But overall I really enjoyed it, I liked the fact that I didn’t know what was coming next. It also gave me something to look forward to (I never looked at the spoiler thread until I was well into my clue and knew that there was nothing else that was going to happen in the clue besides what I was doing). It is definitely something that I would do again and well the shawl is something that I would have never thought to make for myself, but I love it!

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I used knitpicks stroll tonal in thunderhead (grey) and springtime (green), the blue is Zitron Trekking (XXL). I like the yarn used, it isn’t my favorite by any means, but it gets the job done and is a decent price. You can see my project page here.

Taking Care of Business

Wow, it has been a while since I last wrote and honestly I really didn’t think it had been that long. I have been super busy recently with school and I have been going out of town quite frequently, but I have also been finishing up a lot of stuff my WIP’s pile only has 4 items in it instead of 7.  My ease, pontos, annis, and helix scarf are the only things left on needles and my plan is to get the pontos and ease off very soon. I’m not allowing myself to do anything else until my pontos comes off, which means it really needs to fly off of the needles because I have two test knits and Christmas knitting to work on.

Okay so over the next week or so (hopefully) I will be showing you all of my recent finished objects and to kick it off I will start with my Themisto. It was a test knit for Tori Gurbisz.

So the pattern is really well written and well the finished hat is just wonderful. I’m really happy with this hat and how everything turned out.

Pattern: Themisto

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes superwash Merlot heather and Oyster heather

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The yarn is nice, it is new to Knitpicks so I got a ball free due to a promotion which is why I used this yarn. It is a great work horse yarn and it has nice coloring.

What have you been working on? Have you started your Christmas knitting yet? Do you have a to of WIP’s or have you been busting out finished objects?

Chocolate Stout

Well  my chocolate stout is done and I love this sweater, ever since the cold weather hit it has been my go to. It is just so cozy and big, it’s like wrapping myself in a blanket. I absolutely love it, but if you would have asked me how I felt about it while I was making it, that is not what you would have heard. While I was making it I didn’t really encounter problems because Thea Coleman is an amazing designer and the design was great not a single error, I just got tired of holding it. The sweater just got so heavy and the cables and weight really took a toll on my wrists, and though it was an aran weight project it just took forever. Other than that I really couldn’t complain.

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One thing I did have to do differently was I didn’t do as many rows when it came to the button band section (I did all of the rows for the collar though) because the band would have been a lot wider than called for. I did a yarn substitution because the project called for plucky rustic and though I love plucky I just couldn’t buy it for this particular project. So I used cascade eco colorway coffee and besides the issues with the button band it worked well and I’m happy with it.

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The buttons surprise surprise are from AddVintage and I’m super happy with them yet again. Overall I just love this project I mean it has pockets, it has cables, a wonderful shawl collar, and it is just so roomy and warm. Though while I was making it I was thinking that I will never make an all-over cabled worsted weight sweater or cardigan ever again, but end result are just so wonderful I’m sure I will make more.