Saturday, February 28, 2015

Aimee's cabled sweater...

Hurrah! It's finally finished-
my lovely sister's Christmas Birthday sweater!
(And, only a few days after her birthday.)
I think she's pleased with it.
At least, she's not telling me if she isn't. ;)
We've had some more snow & quite cold weather lately.
I'm glad it didn't go *poof* Spring outside so that she can get some good wear out of it,
before packing it away for the season.
I used Wool of the Andes Worsted from Knit Picks in Cobblestone Heather,
and this free pattern by Debbie Bliss from Love Knitting.

I just love looking at all the intricate cables.
They really are such fun to knit.
Although, they are time consuming, and brain consuming.

After all. that. grey.
I was craving some color!
My Cath Kidston Sewing Kit was my color inspiration for this sweater.
I'm using Knit Picks Palette in Rosehip, Wonderland Heather, & Custard.
I just had the yarn in my stash. Knit Picks runs great sales throughout the year,
so I always snag any color I'd like to see in person.
(It's never quite how it looks on my screen!)
Pretty much if it has a cute name I'll like it. =)
The pattern is a free WWII era "Your Victory Jumper" from the Victoria & Albert Museam Website.
Unfortunately, I've run out of my "Wonderland Heather" & I have the sleeves left to knit.
So I'll need to make another yarn order before I can finish. (Tragic I know. I just hate buying yarn.) ;)
One of my Aunties has commissioned this fox scarf. So I'll make it in the meantime. :D
Isn't it the cutest thing? It's also a free pattern. (Man, I'm on fire!) :P
I'll be knitting it in Knit Picks' Brava Premium Acrylic.
I've never used it before, because I'm so terribly fond of wool & cotton.
Aunt G. says wool makes her itch so... acrylic it is!
I've never been disappointed with anything I've bought from KP so maybe this will be the start of  a new chapter in my knitting. (But I don't think so.) ;)
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I'm glad I squeezed this post in before the end of February.
Tomorrow, being March 1st, is my unofficial First Day of Spring. :D
I've got plenty-o-cotton yarn in the stash to start planning some warm weather knits...


  1. The Cabled sweater turned out lovely!
    But, Oh Golly! The sweater you are knitting up now??? I am in LOVE It looks amazing! You may have convinced me to try and knit in 3 colors, if I can find some affordable cotton yarn, to make myself a summer wear version.

    the Middle Sister and Singer

    1. Thanks Brigid! I had the same thought about a cotton jumper! I'm thinking pastels for that one - pink, blue, & yellow...maybe...
      I highly recommend Knit Picks for affordable yarn. Their Comfy fingering or sport would be just the ticket. :D
      This pattern is a cinch for changing colors because you just carry them up the side. No need to weave in all those infernal ends!

  2. Wow! The cable knit sweater is fabulous!! And Your new project looks so fun and cheerful. I hope you have a great weekend! : )

    1. Thanks Sarah! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, as well! :D

  3. Your sisters sweater is really beautiful all that lovely cabling looks so intricate and so warm! I love your colour choices on the Victory Jumper, look forward to seeing it when its finished! That fox scarf is soo cute, I bet its going to be fun to knit! xx

  4. That sweater you made is just wonderful and looks fantastic on her! The texturing is beautiful and I really like the length which is perfect for layering! How awesome is that fox scarf! I would love one! :)


    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I'm now taking custom orders for fox scarves if you're interested! :D

  5. Oh my. You are just too talented! That cabled sweater is exquisite! I can't imagine doing all of that! Amazing job!
    That sweater you're knitting now is incredibly beautiful as well! I love it SO much. I pity you, poor dear for having to buy more yarn. It's so, so painful! ;)

    1. Thanks, Esther!

      Oh, it's so nice to have someone who can understand my pain! ;)


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