Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hoodless Hoodie

This particular jumper has been in a very-nearly-completed state for several months now. I started it around mid January I think, and finished it soon after - all it has required was the ends woven in. After my marathon ends weaving session last night with Patrick's striped hoodie, I decided that seeing as I was on a roll I'd do Max's as well. So infact, I have 2 hoodies completed, but Patrick's needs modelling (and blocking) so that will come a bit later!

The pattern is from "Knitting Pure and Simple" and can't be downloaded (ie. it's only available in hard copy from the US), so it's not a particularly easy to come by pattern, but it is an incredibly simple and effective knit. I used Karaoke Soysilk in a self striping rainbow and I'm really pleased with the way it's turned out, although it was an incredible pain in the butt to work with... self striping yarns are hard to work with - lots of wastage when trying to match stripes, plus a couple of these balls were horribly matted in the centre too, rendering them half unusable.

Despite really disliking working with this wool I'm happy with the finished product, and if I had known it was going to be so cute, I would have finished it earlier! I didn't add the hood, because I ran out of yarn, so it's finished with 2 rows of double crochet.


Stitch Sista said...

Ohh looks wonderful! Gee those arms must have been a *b#$%h* then with the stripes and all! How does he find the feel of the soysilk?

Ann said...

The jumper looks great & the strips & colors are gorgeous & you knitted 2 of them - that's a tremendous effot!