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Travelling sweater – done

I finished the Travelling Sweater. The actual finishing took a remarkably long time. There was blocking and sewing and panicking and more blocking. After I sewed it together the back stuck out along the seam, like a ducks tail. It was a bit frightening. It got sorted out with the second blocking, but for a bit I was convinced that I had spent the better part of a month making a cardigan that was going to look awful.

But now it’s blocked and finished I love it. I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of it; I wore it yesterday with jeans, and today I wore it to work and its so comfortable and snugly and deliciously warm and woolly.

I only made two minor changes to the pattern. I’ve put a press stud on it, because I like being able to wear this jumper done up, I think it looks a bit smarter, like a blazer. I also like the way it drapes when open, although I have found that that can leave with a cold tummy.

I also made longer sleeves with thumbholes. Some of my sports jumpers have these and I love, love, love it. I’m going to be putting these on all my jumpers, from now on.

While I debated changing the back to give an invisible seam, in the end I followed the pattern and love the way the iCorded seam looks. All in all, while not a quick knit, a very satisfying one.


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Look what I found!!

I was putting away the yarn from my mothers ASJ, which I have finished - it's having a bath right now, and I found this blue yarn:

Now, I'm pretty sure that the yarn I left at book club a month ago was Patonyle in navy, and that's what this is too! Either way, it is an exact match:

That's the old yarn and the one I just found, together, and they are the exact same colour!

There is only 13 grams, so I don't know if it will be enough to finish both sleeves, and the  iCord front, but if it is I won't have to wait another month to declare this project done!