2018 was a very knitty year! Here are some of the projects I couldn’t share until now.
First, for my granddaughter, Logan, I knit two sweaters and a hat. All were from Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting book. I love knitting cabled things!! This sweater is Killeany. It’s an adorable classic aran-style knit with a cable saddle shoulder. The filler stitch is sand stitch (row 1 – k1, p1, repeat; row 2 – knit) It knit up quickly and beautifully in Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Merino Worsted Twist Splash. I’m seriously thinking of sizing up this pattern to knit one for myself.
And there was enough left over to knit a Galway hat, which I modified by using the diamond pattern from the Killeany for the brim instead of the one from the Galway so it’s a perfect match.I knit the Killeany while I was impatiently awaiting the arrival of my Bainin wool from Virtual Yarns for this sweater, Sigil. This was a joy to knit!! I love the ribbing, the cabled armhole bands, and the bold emblem on the chest.
For my son-in-law, I knitted a scarf. He has very artistic taste and his favorite color is blue, so I chose the Windy Scarf by Martin Storey for Knit Rowan. It’s garter stitch in two colors with a cable running over the top. Super fun to knit! I used Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted, which is a 70% Merino wool, 30% silk blend, so really soft! (A bit splitty, though.)This is what it looked like knitted as is. I love the 3D look of the cables on top of the garter stitch, but the ends looked unfinished to me, so I added an applied icord. I think it looks great and mimics the raised cable.The reverse side also looks cool, kind of quilted.As a matter of fact, when I wrapped this, I purposely set it in the box with the reverse side up. My son-in-law and daughter remarked how beautiful it was and then he took it out of the box and saw the cables. Big smile!! He said, “Now that was a reveal!!” 🙂
I followed the pattern as written, but if I were to knit it again I would start and end the cables at the points where they cross, not where they are open. I think that would look neater.
That’s enough for today! I’ll share the rest of my knitted Christmas projects tomorrow!