Oh, the feeling you get when you finish a project! I’m a process knitter: I knit because I enjoy the act of knitting. But sometimes, I knit because I want the finished product badly. Then, I get a glimpse of what product knitters feel!
The green jumper was cast on because Lucas really needed a new pullover. The boy has grown 3cms since January and all his jumpers were looking a bit short. So what’s a Mum to do? Buy some yarn (I did have yarn set aside for him in the stash, but I couldn’t resist the call of the Rowan Pure Wool DK) and cast on for a new pullover. After a week of knitting, TA DA!
I used my old favourite Five Fruits pattern: it was my third time using it. But this time I made it bigger, longer, with different neck / cuffs and hem and with different stripes. It’s a really good pattern to customise. The fit is a bit big, but short, so if you’re going to knit it, I recommend adding a few cms.
For this iteration, I used 1.8 balls of Pure Wool DK in Pine needles, 1.5 balls in Parsley and o.5 ball in Clay. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with the leftovers yet. Maybe a hat? For myself? I should have enough and the green is so lovely!
For the neck, cuffs and hems, I used a garter rib (one round 1×1 rib, one round knit), because I really dislike ribbing (especially 1×1 rib), and I quite like the look of it.
My other Spring finish is an old-ish one I’ve been sitting on for a little bit. I’m completely besotted and I’m thinking about publishing the pattern. It’s a simple, yet totally charming lacy stole. I have written the pattern and the charts are done. But I’ve got this nagging thought at the back of my mind: maybe I’m the only one who loves it?
What do you think? Should I go ahead and publish it?