Sara's Monthly Project Update - July 2022
Sirdar Stories Hoodstock Hoodie
I’m delighted to tell you that, at last, I have finished my Hoodstock Hoodie. I know it has taken me ages and I’m not really sure why. It is now sewn together, blocked and I’ve worn it a couple of times already. It looks fab!
I did find it quite tricky to sew up as you can see the colour I’ve used ever so slightly on the seams. If I was going to make it again I would leave the ends and use them for sewing up.
Mode at Rowan Eve Sweater
This jumper (Eve from Mode Six) uses both Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Summerlite 4ply in a simple striped pattern. I haven’t used Kidsilk Haze for a long time and I had forgotten how beautiful it is. It feels so soft and light and gives such a lovely fabric. It works really well next to the cotton Summerlite. The pattern for Eve is also available as a digital download.
I do love knitting stripes as I am always trying to get to the next colour so end up zipping along. Hopefully this won’t take me too long to make!
Faded Lines Shawl
Now I actually finished this ages ago but, for some reason, I didn’t sew in the ends. I don’t know why, but I obviously got distracted by another project. The ends are now sewn in, it is blocked and ready to wear!
Scheepjes Terrazzo Blanket
I am enjoying making this so much. I am using a Terrazzo box and the small balls of yarn are super cute and so quick to knit up. I have made the pattern up and a written format will be available when I’ve finished it. Meanwhile you can take a look at our YouTube all about it here.
Stylecraft Recreate DK Tank Top
I started this when I was flying to see my Mum & Dad in Portugal so I decided to omit the back cable to make it an easy plane knit. However I made a rookie mistake, I didn’t decrease the stitches and the back now looks massive! I’m going to knit the front and see how much bigger the back is, I think I may need to frog it and do the back again!
This has been my summer holiday project. You blend Whirl and Mohair Rhythm and it gives you such a gorgeous fabric. It’s simple to make and grows really quickly so hopefully won’t be on my hook for too long.