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Friday, 16 December 2016

The Dusklynn Sweater

A Very Chunky Affair

I wanted to make a winter cardigan
for Miss B but I just
didn't have the time to knit one.

Knowing how quickly crochet
will grow I decided to try
a pattern from
which I had seen on line recently.

Heidi May's designs are so pretty and the
majority of them seem to
be in super chunky so will
knit or crochet very quickly.

The patterns are well written
 and clear to understand.

I plumped for the Dusklynn sweater
as we both liked the pattern,
but there are a few more on my
wish list for a later date.

I set about trying to find some super chunky yarn
and discovered this very pretty coloured yarn

It was from Sirdar
and even better,
was reduced in price.

Kiko comes in a few different  shades
and we chose Madie.
Misty is a lovely shade too.
Maybe my next project?

The wool disappears very quickly and
you seem to be reaching for a new
ball of yarn every few rows.

I was worried I would run out of wool
at  one point,
and did need to order
four more balls by post.

I now know to check the yardage
of anything I buy in future,
rather than the gram weight.

We learn from our mistakes, yes?

The body is worked in one piece from the neck down.
The sleeves are added on later.

I have to confess I found the welt a little frustrating.
I just could not get it to lay flat and
in the end I abandoned it and just finished
the edges off with a row
of double crochet.

I think I like the neck more with my
version and Miss B was happy
so that's all that really matters.

It's a wonderfully soft and
tactile cardigan
and I know it will
be just perfect for our rambles down
at the beach
as the weather changes
and becomes more autumnal.

Until next time,
enjoy your day.


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