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Hawser.

published in the BT Fall 14
Yarn: Garndstudio DROPS Alpaca #3969 red/purple
Needles: 3.5mm, 4.0mm and 5.0mm

First of all: Happy New Year to every one of you!

So I'm back after a few weeks Christmas break. Today was my first day back at work since Christmas, and the time off was well deserved and much appreciated, I feel more energized again and anxious to get on with new projects. We spent the holiday visiting friends and family and even though I had great many plans (fixing our "new" vintage kitchen chairs, painting the bedroom, sewing curtains and knitting, knitting and maybe even some more knitting) all of them ended up left undone. I did have some time to finish a few projects I had on my needles, such as this adorably chunky sweater. 



I used Drops Alpaca for it, knitting with the yarn held double all the way. It's quite a simple and straightforward pattern, maybe even a bit meditative to knit at times and I really enjoyed knitting it. It works marvelously as a holiday TV time knitting project.

Oh and thank you for all the comments on my Cloud mitten pattern both on this blog and on Ravelry. I feel overwhelmed by all your warm and kind words. Happy knitting!

My favorite scarf looks good with even this sweater!

Comments

  1. your Hawser sweater is beautiful! the colour was a perfect choice.

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    1. Thank you! I had picked the yarn for another project but when I saw the Hawser I decided it was the perfect fit :)

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  2. That looks really great! I hadn't thought of using Drops Alpaca doubled before... it has by far the best colour options in the Drops range.

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    1. Oh I really recommend doubling it. I've used it like that for quite a many projects. I totally agree with you on the color options!

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