On and Off the needles….

  Hand Maiden Casbah - Hemlock
     

This yarn came from The Net Loft this summer. My splurge purchase. It's waited patiently to find it's way onto some needles. It's Hand Maiden's Casbah in Hemlock. I really love the colorway…. it reminds me so much of Alaska. The scarf pattern was given to me by Dotty, the owner of The Net Loft, and I am in love with the way it is knitting up…. so very beautiful……

     

scarf beginnings
          

Off the needles – FINALLY – is Mr Three's sweater. In the end I added a drop tail hem to the bottom. At least I think that's what it called…. and an inch extra of garter stitch to the cuffs of the sleeve. I knit the pattern up with the length measurements of a size 4-6 and it was still a little short for Mr Three…. has anyone else found this pattern to be a bit small or does my boy just have long arms?? (It's the placket sweater in Last Minute Knitted Gifts) Anyway, it was an easy pattern to follow for a first sweater and I really love it….. now I just hope he'll wear it! Don't you think he needs a matching gnomey hat to go with it……

   

Mr Three's Sweater

Hope some things make it on and off your needles this weekend…….. happy knitting 🙂

      

12 thoughts on “On and Off the needles….

  1. The scarf in BEAUTIFUL!!! Have not tried a cable yet…. Very nice! Sweater is SUPER cute, love the drop hem AND the cuffs. Very creative!

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  2. That pattern on the sweater could not be any cooler!! I’m impressed with your cable making abilities too. I love the colors! We got our package from Stubby Pencil Studio. We’ve been having loads of fun with it. Great quality stuff. Thank you again!!

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  3. it’s one of those you have to keep track of….. so yes I’ve been writing which row I’m on on my hand with a pen! lol isn’t using your hand as a post it note earth friendly?!?!??

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  4. Lovely! I agree about the too small-ness of that pattern. I have knit up three of these and they were all too short of arms and too short in length. I just kept on measuring as I knit them up. I do love the pattern and the fit, however, so it is well worth the extra efforts. Wondering if you used the free online version of the pattern or the book version. I heard that the online version is more correct as far as pattern errors, etc.

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  5. I used the pattern in the book…. though I did reference the online one at some point…. I did like you said… kept measuring and adding… that is how the sleeves ended up with a contrasting cuff! The pattern is adorable and a perfect first sweater, it is absolutely worth it, I agree 🙂 Just checked out your blog, my oh my how lovely 🙂

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