loves2knitandspin

I am just a gal who loves to knit and spin in my spare time and thought it would be nice to share my projects with everyone.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Pink Handspun Hoodie


This hoodie is made from my pink handspun yarn. I used two different rovings for my singles. One single was from a fine wool, pink with varied colored flecks. I had only a pound of this and not enough for a sweater, so I had a friend dye a pound of merino in a pastel pink and plied the two together. The affect was striking. It is light, soft and I love this yarn!
For the body I used a Knitting Pure and Simple jacket pattern. From there I didn't use any one particular pattern just ideas from several. I took ideas from Deby Lake's Neighbor Hoodie by adding a zipper band and zipper as well as the hood. Instead of 1x1 ribbing the pattern called for I went with 3 " of 3x3 ribbing. I definitely made this hoodie to fit my tastes. It is simple to look at but I love it!
In September Deby was here and put in the zipper for my Neighbor Hoodie Vest I knit. For this sweater I had to do it myself and was suprised at how very easy it is to install. It took less than an hour to hand sew it in. I even added a little beaded stitch marker as a zipper pull to match.

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2 Comments:

At 1:34 PM, Blogger O/C Knitiot Designs said...

I love the color and style. I am glad you put the zipper in, it is very nice looking. And the hood is great too. I wish I could see you in it.....hint hint.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Roseann said...

Your sweater is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am so inspired and amazed to read about how you spun it and designed the sweater to fit your taste. You did a superb job on the zipper. That is one special sweater.

 

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