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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Handspun merino yarn, knitted up as jacket: Project no. 1 for 2015 completed.

I have now completed the first project of 2015, which is a handspun/handknitted merino yarn jacket. I blogged about it here and have made other things in between but it was really nice to make something completely from scratch.

This is the back detail, which I made in a mixture of the purple and grey yarn. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

The collar is large, but it lies comfortably on my shoulders and will give extra warmth. I will have to wear a higher collared something or other underneath though or else I'll get a cold neck come the Autumn onwards!

Here is the pattern I used:

and these are the yarns:

so now I can think about the next project!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Handspun Shawl using some Sirdar Escape Chunky, colour 0187

I've just completed a handspun plus Sirdar Escape Chunky shawl in some of my favourite colours. The handspun is merino and the Sirdar is a mix of wool and synthetic. It feels lovely and warm around my shoulders!

Have a great Sunday?
I'd love to know what you are working on?