Saturday, March 19, 2016

Leon's winter set 2016 - complete



I finished Leon's winter set, blocked it and we went to the park on Saturday to take photos. This was the longest I've ever taken over a set -I did the mitts in November last year as part of Kate Davies 7 skeins club. I did the hat, also from the 7 skein club a couple of weeks ago:
If you look very carefully, you may be able to see that I didn't actually divide the stitches evenly. One "wedge" is big, and one is small. I started the stranded pattern when out to dinner with girlfriends, and didn't notice until I was almost finished the deceases. I like it, and so does Leon, so I didn't rip.

The photo above shows the yarn dominance issue on the gloves. I learnt so much knitting those tiny mitts.  
And finally there is the scarf. I cast on provisionally, knit the stranded pattern from the mitts, cast off and then knit the other way, so it matches. While miles of stocking stitch, knit flat might not always be thrilling, doing in Kate Davie's Buachaille  yarn was actually a pleasure. The yarn really is something special. In fact, I would say this is one of my favourite sets I've made for Leon, and I'm pretty sure we're up to set number nine. As evidenced in the photo below Leon is pretty pleased with it too.

2 comments:

  1. How sweet! And the little mistakes give it personality :D

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