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Hibernate

in Blog, Knitting, Torso by oftengrumpy

Just because I’ve been working obsessively on my Swallowtail Shawl, doesn’t mean I don’t have other WIPs waiting in the wings for me to feel like picking them up again.

One of the projects that I would love to get back to (soon) is the Hibernate sweater by Christina Harris that I started in October. I cast this on and feverishly knit to the point where the fronts and back are connected at the underarm then got distracted by… I can’t remember.

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I have had this Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds yarn in my stash for a long time, just waiting for the perfect project to come along. It’s a bulky 100% undyed wool. The color of the yarn is determined by the color of the sheep. The label says this comes from a Black Welsh sheep. I love it.
The yarn has that lovely crisp wool feeling to it. A big difference from the merino Malabrigo I’m using but pleasant in its own wooly way.
I was a little hesitant to buy this pattern since there are only two projects on Ravelry. I have found a few little typos in the pattern, but nothing unusual or difficult to decipher. So far it’s worked perfectly. I’ll give a full review of the pattern if¬†when I finish.

2 Responses to “Hibernate”

  1. Pumpkin says:

    That sweater looks so warm and cuddly! I know that it may be daunting to be one of the first people to knit it, but you are definitely capable of doing it and also if you decide to note the errors in your project page you could really help future pattern knitters!

  2. Michelle says:

    Oh, I think the name of the pattern suits it perfectly! It looks like the perfect type sweater to curl up in on a cold afternoon. I hope you find your momentum with this WIP so you’re able to wear it ASAP.

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