Sweater Weather

Sweater weather has arrived in the UK and I am loving cable knits this season. I am loving the combination of cable sweater and leather trousers from street style. Jared Flood and his designs at Brooklyn Tweed are calling to me again.. My novice knitting skills aren’t good enough for the cables on Stranger cardigan from BT 11, yet but I am embarking on my Inversion Cardigan this week. I am hoping to have it finished for christmas. The Bray beanies are beautiful, I would love to turn my skein of Shelter in Hayloft into one of these..

All of these images can be found and more on my girlinknits board on Pinterest.

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T shirt yarn clutch

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T shirt yarn clutch

I was delighted to have been given the oppourtunity to be gifted some t shirt yarn from the very nice people behind Hobbycraft’s New t shirt yarn.  I was delighted to have recieved it and was excited at the prospect of a new kind of yarn to play with. Well it arrived last month and I started to research what I wanted to do with it.. lots of choices but nothing that really grabbed me. So I decided to make myself a clutch.

The casual clutch above is the result. Knitted on 10mm needles, the clutch grew quickly and I am pleased with it. If you have used t shirt yarn you will know that it is great but heavy. It isn’t a travelling project by any means. Although not the neatest result when knitted.. I love it. This yarn was hard going on my hands, which made it alot slower than a normal project of this size. But I would use it again.

I have taken it to the beach this summer and I hope to use it again soon. As a jeans and t shirt girl at heart, this clutch will add some texture to my wardrobe.

Let me know what you think and if you would like a tutorial.

P.s please note that all opinions of this yarn are my own. I have not been paid for this post.

Finished my eccentric stripes scarf

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I have finished my eccentric stripe scarf made from only British wool. This a project I am really happy with and feel proud of. Not to mention it measures over 80 inches of knitting… I know I’m crazy but I haven’t lost heart and knitted on!

I fell in love with the yarns for this scarf at the British wool weekend in harrogate and they are
British bluefaced Leicester in ecru, natural and poppy red. Merino wool in yellow with a wool/alpaca in cobalt from Rowan.

Let me know what you think in the comments..
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