Sunday, 15 February 2015

TODAY IS THE DAY.......


Today is the day to cast on!!!! Look at this yummy little collection, all ready and waiting to get started on a new knit; a sweater! I love the look of these colours together and can't wait to get started. I spotted the sweater kit on the Tangled Yarn website and loved the look of the pattern. It's a  loose fitting pullover with overall texture in two different stitch patterns and offering variation in colour blocking and graded striping. It will be a challenge as it is knit from the top down and is seamless. There are only fourteen pages of pattern instructions to get to grips with!;-)


The yarn is Coast by Mabel and Ivy. Its a light fingering 3ply in 55% merino and 35 % cotton. Looking forward to knitting with it! 


As luck would have it, there is a KAL over on Ravelry, on the Tangled Yarn group page, so there will be plenty of support and encouragement on offer along the way, I'm sure.

Sadly, I musn't allow myself to cast on today, as I am racing to complete a little hoodie for Evie. We are off up to Manchester to visit our three beautiful granddaughters on Wednesday and I really want to complete it before we leave. I have the hood and both sleeves to go, before commencing the dreaded seaming. Wish me luck! Hopefully, I'll be able to show the finished garment next time:it may even be modelled by Evie herself!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Lovely colours! I have yet to make anything so big or useful as a jumper. I hope you get a good start on it this week and have a lovely break!

Lynne said...

Ooo! These colours are beautiful. Good luck with your jumper.

busybusybeejay said...

Photos of Evie in the hoodie would be great.Enjoy half term.I always think February half term is the turning point to better weather and longer days.Barbara

josiekitten said...

I have cast on but it is going to be slow until I get the pattern established! Have a lovely time away. xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

What a pretty sweater this will be!
We can't wait to see Evie modeling her new hoodie!

Jenny said...

That sweater and the yarn look delightful, you are very disciplined not casting on straight away and a very good grand parent. Enjoy your break.

Tracy said...

LOVELY yarns... they look very fine--and thin to work with... is that a 2-3mm needle? LOVELY jumper you plan for these--nice, classic piece. Good luck on the hoodie finish--you can do it. ;o) Have fun visiting your family later this week ((HUGS))

Willow said...

Oooooo---love it! I was thinking at first that you were knitting a fair isle sweater. Love the stripes!

claire said...

oooooh those yarns and colors look absolutely scrumptious! it's going to be gorgeous!