My next project will be the Central Park Hoodie pattern from the Knitscene magazine, Fall 2006, and updated for larger sizes in the Winter of 2007.  I love hoodies and I have been wanting to make this pattern for a long time now.  I have some Cascade 220 in purple tweed that I am going to use to make the hoodie.  It is a gorgeous colorway with little neps of color all through it.  I will post pictures of my work once I get started and also pictures of the yarn that I will be using as well. See how beautiful this hoodie pattern will be?  The cables are nicely spaced apart, not right on top of each other, and I like that stockinette is between the cable rows instead of reverse stockinette.  I don’t care for that between the cables.  It makes it look like the sweater is on wrong side outwards, to me anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I plan to do the pattern in pieces as the pattern suggests, although I was thinking about doing it all in one piece up to the arms.  The hoodie is picked up from the neck and the sleeves are done from the bottom ribbed cuff to the top.  I know that I will do those 2@AT using the Magic Loop technique so that they both turn out the same.  I just have to figure out what size to make for me as I am losing weight at a fast pace right now and I have put off making this sweater because of that.  I fear that when I decide what size to make it will not fit me when I get done with the sweater.  It will be too big then.  However, I want to have it made by the winter 2017, so I have to get hopping on it.  I am a very slow knitter and it will take me months to complete this sweater.  I am excited to get started though.  It will be the first sweater that I have made for me, and I am pumped about getting it started and then done. 🙂 Maybe it won’t take me months like it did when I first started knitting and I made a sweater for my SIL that didn’t fit her because it was too small. It will fit my niece, Katie, in a couple of years though.  I have thought about remaking the sweater to fit Stefanie, but I just can’t bring myself to pick up the needles and finish the sweater that I started several years ago, but that is another story for another blog post. 🙂

Here is what Cascade Yarns has to say about the yarn:

The classic Cascade 220® is the perfect combination of affordability, quality and versatility that can be used for a wide range of projects. Each hank of this worsted weight 95% pure wool,  5% Donegal Tweed comes with a generous 220 yards. With a nearly unlimited color palette to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect color(s) for your next project!

DETAILS

  • 95% Peruvian Highland Wool, 5% Donegal Tweed
  • Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
  • Approx. Yardage: 220 yds / 200 m
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 7 – 8 / 4.5 – 5.0 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 18 – 20 = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: H / 5.00 mm (I / 5.50 mm, J / 6.00 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 14 sc = 4″ (10 cm) (13 sc = 4″ (10 cm), 13 sc = 4″ (10 cm)

Anyway, here is the picture of the yarn:

Don’t you think that the sweater will be beautiful?  I just LOVE the Donegal tweed bits in this yarn.  It just adds something to the yarn that regular yarn doesn’t have.  The only downfall to this yarn is that I will have to handwash it and lay it flat to dry instead of being able to throw it in the washer and dryer.  I may change yarns because of that fact, although I don’t think I will. I bought 14 hanks of this yarn to do this sweater when I was at my largest size, so I need to use the yarn for the purpose I bought it for.  Right?

Until next time, take care!  I will talk to you soon!

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