Yarn & needles: Sugar ‘n’ Cream in white (90 m/58 g) and blue/cream variegated (15 m/10 g).
4 mm straights and 3.75 mm dpns
Dates: 24th – 27th Feb 2015
Only used 1 CC, instead of 2.
Worsted-weight cotton instead of DK simply because that’s what I had to hand.
Accidental modification of crossing the cables the opposite way. It’s now a design feature.
Another accidental mod of leaving off the stripes around the v-neck collar.
I’m going to be honest and say that it’s really difficult to get this on my teapot. I don’t know if it’s because of the yarn I used, but it’s really tricky. And it’s not easy to get the lid on, once the cosy is on the teapot.
However, it is super cute and I hope it will keep my tea warmer for longer!
I’m on one of my semi-annual METAL phases and I love, love, love Royal Blood. I’ve listened to their self-titled début album 4 times since I bought it last week (possibly 5 times when this post is published).
Over the weekend I swatched for a new project; a summer-weight cardigan for my mum. Which she requested! I’m glad I was sitting down when she asked! I normally just say “Would you like me to knit you something?” and she’ll say yes or no, but a request is new!
I chose the Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau partly because I’ve owned the pattern for years, intending to make one for myself. I’ll be modifying it (obviously) by doing stocking stitch panels at the sides and adding pockets.
As you can see from the swatch I’m also doing the ribbing/welts in a contrast colour (both colours picked out by my mum).
The yarn is Patons UK 100% Cotton 4ply, a lovely mercerised cotton.