I started the year frantically knitting dishcloths and now have a lovely stash for pressies and for us, of about 12.
Apart from that it has purely been sweater knitting, which is such an American word but here in Australia we don't really have a word that covers both cardigans and jumpers, so sweater it is.
Here it is almost halfway through March and to date I have finished eight sweaters, yes eight!!! Granted, one was a doll's cardigan but I'm still counting that. AND I have another three on the needles!
So far I've finished;
a Baby Surprise Jacket
a school cardie
a February Baby Jacket
two versions of a new design I will blog about soon (so no photos today)
and something for Toby, which is what I'm going to share this post.
This gorgeous little jumper is a test knit for a fabulous New Zealand designer, Sara
h Wright. It's called Matariki and was a complete pleasure to knit!
It's knit topdown and seamlessly in dk weight yarn. I used Jo Sharp for this, the Silkroad Tweed DK for the green and white and the Classic for the blue. The photos don't capture it but the blue in the stranded work is an exact match for little nubs throughout the green.
I knit the 18 month size for Toby and just added some length so it will fit him through winter.
The pattern gives some excellent advice on working stranded knitting and would be a great stepping stone for anyone wanting to make the leap into stranded knitting. Some of the other testers had never tried stranded knitting before and they had no problem with this pattern and produced some awesome garments!
The pattern is sized from 18month to size 10 and is a definitely unisex.
You can find purchasing details for Matariki over on Ravelry HERE, so go on, go and check it out!
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