Crossing the Finish Line

For a couple of months now I have had castonitist and at the worst point had 6 WIPs on the needles. This is pretty bad for me. It continued to get worse when I started to buy new needles to accommodate the projects. Generally, I am a monogamists knitter but I kept getting distracted by Knit- A- Longs (KAL) or beautiful patterns on IG.

I am happy to say now I have 5 finished items and two more almost finished items in the wings. Let Part 1 of the show and tell begin!

Pattern: Knot Front Tee by Kerriknits

Yarn: Three Irish Girls in Kaleidoscope

I had already bought this pattern, but had it just saved in my library. Well then I saw the designer was having a KAL so this project jumped to the front of the line. This KAL was amazing! Every week Kerri would send a detailed email about each step of making the sweater. She made a spreadsheet for you to put in your calculations so you could get the perfect gauge. She also include tons of schematics to construct the twist which is the highlight of this top. I learned a ton about pattern design and sweater construction during this process. Plus I ended up with an amazing sweater.

Pattern: Inspired by the Brick Sweater

Yarn: Unknown Acrylic blend with a metallic content.

I wanted a really easy raglan sweater that I could throw on quickly and still look super cute in. Here it is! This sweater is so soft and cozy I may never need another sweater again (hahaha yeah right!). I made this sweater with the same dimensions as the pattern, but it is heavily modified. I did not use the body shaping, made a split hem and added volume to the end of the sleeve. I purchased this yarn at a wholesale market and it was labeled as Cascade Sport. It most certainly is not. There is a nice fuzz factor to it as well as a subtle strand of gold metallic that runs through it. I am looking forward to styling this with some jeans and boots once it finally gets cold here.

There is a pair of socks, arm warmers, a hat and another sweater waiting to be photographed. Check back later for part two of my FOs!

Until Next Time,

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