Knitting projects

I made some progress on my In Stillness jumper as I was away. It got to a halt when the right DPNS were not available and an order has been placed for them; once I get the needles I’ll proceed with the sleeves. I really like the fabric and the colours. Because my gauge was completely off, I did some wild adjustments (read: guesswork) to make the yarn and the sizing work. So far it seems to have worked well… but let’s not challenge the Knitting Goddesses.

Given the cold weather and the hours spent watching programs from the sofa, I had the longing for a warmer blanket… so I casted one on with some vintage pure wool yarn, of which I had a sizeable quantity. This is the free pattern Pauli by Loona Knits. It’s in German (or Russian if you prefer!) but I can read it and also includes an easy chart. The result is pretty but the stitches are really basic – knit and purl. Here are my project notes.

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Original photo from Pauli by Loona Knits pattern.

I cast on almost double the stitches as in the original pattern to have a double-sized blanket. I just hope it’s not too large and the yarn will be enough! I know, I know… swatches… nope

7 thoughts on “Knitting projects

  1. Julia says:

    I love the colour on your shirt, it’s going to look so elegant on you!
    And the blanket looks super festive. I love the pattern! Truly an all-purpose piece once it’s finished. 🙂

  2. kathyreeves says:

    That looks to be lovely!

  3. So cute and I love the colors. A warm blanket is always handy. That deep red is beautiful.

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you! I might receive the DPNS today, so I should be able to attempt the sleeves sometime soon 🙂
      The blanket might take some time to get done.. hopefully it’ll still be cold then 😉
      Keep safe and have a good start in 2021!

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