First of all, Robin V. is the winner of my giveaway for my review copy of Wrapped in Color: 30 Shawls to Knit in Koigu Handpainted Yarns. Thanks to everyone who left a comment. I’ll have another book review on Wednesday, of a very cute and fun book!
Sous Sous, otherwise known as the double moss stitch marathon, is complete.
I knit this from the now-discontinued Rowan Calmer and achieved exact gauge with suggested needle size, a U.S. size 6. I did make some modifications to the pattern.
I made my sweater a few inches longer, and I did not do the bias knit for the front. I basically knit the front the same as the back, working short rows for the shoulders.
I did a slightly less deep v-neck, and just sort of “winged it” as I knit.
I worked a three-needle bind-off for the shoulder seams, and elected to work it with a visible seam on the right side (instead of inside) because I thought it would look nice against the double moss stitch. I’m glad I did — I like the look of it.
I picked up stitches along the body edge to knit the sleeves down from the body. I made the sleeves larger in diameter as I am not a fan of tight sleeves.
And then all that remained was to work the side and sleeve seams. Mattress stitch is my friend!
Yesterday I finished a hat.
This is a chemo cap, knit from Rowan Calmer. I just used a waffle stitch pattern and figured it out as I knit.
And I started another hat.
This is being knit from Rowan Softknit Cotton and it is also destined to be a chemo cap. I have a friend who is undergoing chemo right now. I made her some cozy warm hats last December, but now that warm weather is (hopefully) upon us, she’ll need some warm weather caps.
This weekend Loki indulged in one of his favorite activities:
Being groomed by Daddy!