Spinning and Knitting Project finished.

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The above four yarns were spun by me during the last year.  Question was: what to do with them when they are finished? Answer: find a pattern that you like and adapt it.  Easier said than done.

Then I saw this pattern in an old ‘People’s Friend’ magazine. I thought it would be just right. It was just right for someone short-waisted, like me, and lots of opportunities for using more than one colourway.

My spun-off merino knits up like Aran so knitting with 5mm (u.k. needles) I began.

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…and here is the finished result. I’m pleased with it.  It’s not at all itchy and very comfortable to wear.

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The colour panel at the back breaks up the vast expanse of lavender yarn and compliments the front panels.

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I like the way it sticks out at the front.

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Now on to my next project, but first I need to make something with the left-over yarn from this one. Any ideas?

 

Oma

 

6 thoughts on “Spinning and Knitting Project finished.

    • Thank you Tina. I took a look at Amy King’s cardi. and yes, it is similar isn’t it. It is also shaped like mine, i.e it goes out at the bottom. I think it would be ideal and again, open to variation depending on what yarn one has available. Thanks for that.

  1. The colors compliment your hair & complexion and you’re right, it is perfect being short-waisted. Although I spin and weave the wool from my sheep , I cannot knit or crochet, so I am impressed ! I like too that you created this sweater with left over yarn , win / win !

    • KathyB: thank you. I have recently acquired some raw fleece so now I have a new project. I have washed my first sample,dried and now begin to card. I will post on it here. If you see any mistakes I am making, please chirp up because I am new to it. I didn’t know you didn’t knit or crochet yet do the other preparations. You must learn how to knit. You’d love it.

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