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Spring Knitting

 School is done. Student work contract is done. Time for more knitting. 

So, here’s the update on my Quadrillion sweater: I have now finished knitting the back of the sweater.

It was very easy to do with a 2×2 rib at the bottom and an all-over seed stitch for the body. I did the back first because the front pattern was getting confusing with all of the different cables and their different number of rows/stitches. I needed a break and to come up with a better way of keeping track of the cable patterns before going back to the front of the sweater.

I mean look at it:

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It is a mess of different patterns. I love it, but I hate it right now.

Perhaps it is because I am a bit frustrated with the front of the Quadrillion sweater (or that I want to avoid working on it) that I decided to start something new! I started working on the Amalia shell pattern by Quince & Co with Shibui’s Staccato yarn in Abyss. This yarn is so soft and will have a lovely drape to it once it is worked up in this pattern. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it feels to wear this beautiful top when it’s done.

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Magdalen Scarf is 2/3 done! 

You guys, I’m almost done this scarf 🙂 

That means that I’ll be able to wear it once things really start to cool down outside! It would also be super helpful to wear this warm wrap in class (it’s still air conditioned even though temperatures outside are ~20-25 degrees)

20 inches to go! Almost. Done.

3ft of PomPom Mag’s Magdalen Scarf Done!

It’s been two weeks and I have about half of the scarf done. 

The current progress of my Magdalen scarf 🙂 

**update: just realized that I missed one of the cables on the twisted rope side… Whoops, oh well. 

d-stashed project #3 & project #2 (update): magdalen scarf & sock yarn blanket

Well, I caved. I started knitting the Magdalen scarf using Knit Pick’s Brava worsted weight yarn. It is a wonderful cabled adventure into fall scarf knitting.

Cables are so much fun to knit. I was very intimidated by them when I first learned how to knit them a few years ago, but they are very simple when you learn how to read the patterns and carry the stitched over. They keep me engaged, and create a beautiful texture and depth in the knitting.

So. Much. Fun. 

But yes, update on the sock yarn blanket: I have three little squares now 🙂

Two are made with Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn in wonderful electric blue hues, and the other (pictured in my previous post) is made with  Madeleine Tosh’s hand-dyed sock yarn in FlashDance.
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