Pattern: Heather Hoodie Vest, Fall 09 Knitscene
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool, 2 balls
Needles: US 10.5 Addi circulars
Modifications: Only did about 6 rows for the ribbing for the arms and the button band.
I started this hoodie with my friend Jillian as a knitalong. We both saw it out of the Fall Knitscene and I think I totally convinced her to make it all the while knowing she wasn't going to be too happy with the 200+ stitches she had to pick up for the button band. Sorry there Jill!
We also kinda had to use the word "knitalong" loosely. I can't help myself sometimes, I get into a groove and then poouf it's blocking on the floor of my apartment. These hands have a mind of their own!
Cascade Eco Wool really blocks out so nicely. This sweater has no shaping but I find that the cables gather it in just enough to give the illusion of shaping. EcoWool also has the tendency to grow lengthwise but I think in this case it's ok.
I also happen to LOVE the over sized hood.
When you have a pretty large head of hair it's hard to find a hood that won't fall back. This one has so much room I can let the curls fall where they may and feel assured my head will stay warm. For those who aren't into such a huge hood, there are many people that dialed it back a bit by doing a few less rows.
I got the buttons sewed right before the husband and I went off to an Oktoberfest party. Lederhosen, beer steins, wurst platters and a hand knitted sweater. Perfektion!
Thus concludes the cardigan making for a while. I have a few other sweaters half way done in the knitting basket but I am feeling the scarf/hat need at the moment. October is almost here which means a Ten-Ten party is soon to come :-)