Sarah's Year of Sweaters

New Year seems like a while ago now, but on the 1st of January I had a look back through my previous year's knitting and decided that I hadn't knit nearly enough actual garments.  I have almost a whole cupboard full of hats and mittens but not much to keep the rest of me warm.  (The fact that is was below -10 degress c at the time might have had something to do with it.) It's been going well so far with two just finished:[photopress:daisy_4.jpg,full,centered]

This is Daisy by Kim Hargreaves, knit in Ethical Twist alpaca and wool, with a little bit of chocolate brown merino as a contrast colour in the pocket linings.  I love the shape of this and the little pockets.  It was knit flat in pieces which made it easy for me to carry around, but I think it would be fairly straightforward to knit in one piece, up to the armholes anyway.

And then I finished Plain and Simple Pullover by Veera Välimäki.  My version was named Silver Birch by my friend Ruth.  It's perfect mindless knitting which I'll get a lot of wear out of, as well as being nice and light so I'll be able to wear it through Spring too.  I used Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift which I bought on the book tour in November - Ysolda has an odd photo of me trying to decide on the colour in Baa Ram Ewe.  Not sure why I look so worried!

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I got some cute red smartie buttons from Dupp Dupp.

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Next up though, is this:

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It's the Carter Cardigan by Laura Chau - I've been watching the in-progress photos of this for weeks and now the pattern is ready I can't help myself!  I even have some lovely Fyberspates BFL aran stashed away.  I love the cable pattern, the pockets, the collar shape and the garter stitch detail on the back, everything about it really!  I love the cables on the sleeve...

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And then Ysolda's favourite, the Mountain View Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio.  I'd love to get this one knitted up for Spring.

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And hopefully next week I should be able to show you something I've been working on for a while, Connie's Sabbatical Cardigan from Twist Collective.  The pieces are pinned out and blocking so it won't be long until I have sweater number three!

Happy Valentine's Day

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