GUYS…. OMG its finished!!! I am so so happy with how this little number turned out! I have been so smitten with my own Tecumsah– which I plan on wearing to Rhinebeck this year- that I decided my little one needed her own. I am by no means that mom who loves to go all matchy matchy with her daughter (there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it’s just not for me!) BUT I cannot deny that I love the Tecumsah pattern so much that I absolutely needed another reason to knit it again.
Most of what I have chosen to knit lately has been out of my stash- so knowing I had just enough left over yarn from my sweater to make one for baby girl was one of the driving factors in proceeding with this sweater. If i had to make changes to accommodate the yardage I had left I was willing to do so. Ultimately, I had to do this. The mustard color yarn I used for the “+” portion I knew I would certainly only have enough for 1 full section. So, i decided to ONLY do 1 full repeat of colorwork at the yoke. This also meant that the most difficult (and critical!) part of grading down the pattern could be done at the neckline and after that i could worry less about the numbers lining up for additional colorwork rows. This also checked off the box of having a matching look for my daughter and I without being identical. The other variation that I did I shortened the sleeves a bit and gave the body a little more swing. The body was a bit of a mistake as I actually had not intended to increase as much as I did but it turned out to be a happy mistake as it gives this a little more character!
Overall, if you cannot already tell I am extremely happy with the way this sweater turned out. It was a wonderful teaching lesson in working out the math needed to complete a top down sweater and I look forward to taking what I have learned from “writing” my own pattern and applying it to some of my own silhouettes and work. One of the best ways to figure out the process is to work backwards from an existing one; it helps let you see what needs to be done from the start to reach that finished object.
Pattern: Tecumsah by Caitlin Hunter; Boylandknitworks
Yarn: Sawkill Farms worsted; Brooklyn Tweed Shelter; Pur Soho Flax Down
All the best
And we’re done! Just over about two months from start to finish and I am itching to wear this beauty…. photos just don’t do it justice and furthermore it’s so so soft and squishy…of course it’s the height of summer and well; yeah I’m not going to be able to actually wear this for a bit. I’m going to keep this short and sweet because really the finished knit speaks for itself; and if your looking for a fun sweater to knit up I highly recommend this pattern….. its a very quick knit, easy to read pattern, and easy colorwork for all levels of knitters! See below for yarn deets…
Pattern: Tecumsah By Caitlin Hunter at Boyland Knitworks
Yarn:Sawkill Farms Worsted; Undyed Wool from 2017; Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in color Hayloft; and Purl Soho Flax Down in color Kettle Black
Well I’m at it again, another object is finished and is off my needles! This was a quick and fulfilling project which pretty much flew off my needles. All in all I think it was about a month to a month and a half from start to finish. Personally this was a great project to keep me balanced between my fine gauge WIPS and was an easy one to transport on the subway for my commute. I was able to utilize yarn that I already had in my stash which is a plus in my book. I have been trying to reduce stash yarn over the last few months as I cannot really have any extra “stuff” laying around; apartment space for hobbies is incredibly limited!
All that I have left to do is give this baby a nice blocking (the edges curl terribly, especially at the ends) and possibly an added tassel for a little extra personality. But for now enjoy these photos and project deets:
Pattern: Ural Shawl by Whitney Hayward
Yarn:Sawkill Farms Worsted; Undyed Wool from 2016; “Odd Offs” from Purl Soho (they were skeins/ colors that I believe didn’t go into final production…I think its the Worsted Twist but not 100% sure and the label is not clear…); and OWool Local in color Cochineal
Another week, another finished project! This one is pretty exciting as I have finished by baby sweater test knit!! And it fits! I stayed up much later than normal this past saturday night to weave in all ends as I wanted baby girl to wear it out to brunch for mothers day. And oh baby did it fit her like a glove! A little big in all the right places for her to grow into, shorten sleeves that are full length for now, and 3/4 length for when the fall comes around. I still need to give it a quick bath and block to even out my stockinette and to set the colorwork but I am very pleased with how this piece turned out and ready to take on a new challenge!
Pattern/ Designer: UNDER WRAPS
Yarn:Madelinetosh TOSH SOCK in color Astrid Grey (link to main website, will have to check stockists for where to buy); various l/o yarn from stash for colorwork…