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WIPs & FOs: Improv Sweater, Sock It To Me KAL!!

WIPs & FOsJean ChungComment

Last Friday I finally finished a sweater for myself. I totally improvised the sweater as I was knitting so I don't have a pattern for it.

The yarn is Vintage Wool by Erika Knight --

I have a hank of Flax and 1.5 hanks of Lilac leftover. When I was knitting with it, I thought the yarn was a bit too harsh, and didn't think I would be able to wear the sweater without wearing something under it.

But after a wash in a Soak solution, the yarn really bloomed and got softer. Over the weekend, I wore the sweater over bare skin and didn't feel itchy at all.

It's a simple Stockinette st with drop shoulder and minimal shaping. It was super fast and easy knit, in US 9 (5.5mm) needles. 


Currently on my needles is a sock knit-along project. Boston Knitter is my newest favorite blog, and her Ravelry Group is hosting a knit-along where everyone uses Fork in the Road by Lara Neel pattern, to try the Thumb-joint Hat Heel pattern. 

Did I tell you this hat heel is my favorite for self-striping heel now? For this project, I chose Toil & Trouble self-striping yarn, in Purple and Yellow. 

The first sock is done, and the second sock has about 2" left until the heel. 

The KAL continues until February 15 so I'm planning on doing more of these!