Monday, September 04, 2006

My 1st KAL

September 1 - that's the start date of my first KAL when I cast on for the Central Park Hoodie. It was really exciting to be knitting this Hoodie with so many other knitters from other countries. It's also equally interesting to read about the trails & tribulations of the knitters on our own blog, Central Park Hoodie KAL
So for the past 3 days, I have done no other knitting besides the Hoodie & had frogged it 3 times as I was not happy with the size plus the fact that I am using an 8-ply yarn instead of the 12-ply stated in the pattern... plus my intense dislike for sewing... so now I present to you my own version of the Hoodie ...

This is my whole Hoodie - left front, back & right front - which I decided to knit as ONE PIECE & not having to sew the 3 pieces together. It's a long... piece but the cable pattern is quite easy so that works out well. Now all I have to do is to knit up to the armhole shaping & then knit the 3 pieces separately - NO SEAMS! While knitting, I am also thinking of changing the buttonhole edge to zip & as I have not done this before, I have sought expert advise from Cindy & she directed me to this great site, Chicknits where clear instructions on sewing zippers are available. Thanks Cindy!

The yarn that I am using for this Hoodie is Jo Sharp's DK Tweed in Boheme (which is a nice aqua blue with brown specks). Unfortunately, the shade in the picture is not as bright as the actual color (just can't seem to capture the right shade!) Will post more pics later on as I progress on this Hoodie.

8 comments:

2paw said...

How exciting!! Knit away!! I will have to knit fast to catch you all up!
Happy to help too!!

Linda said...

Hi, your hoodie looks great - I'm really looking forward to watching it's progress :-)

Michelle said...

you are always so smart!! making modifications to the pattern to suit your taste!! so looking forward to see the finished product!! ^_^

michelle
http://knitty-bitty.momo4ever.com

abe/happy said...

Loving the hoodie - your knitting is fantastic - I cant wait to see it finished !!

Jessica said...

I love the idea of knitting the hoodie all in one piece. I have to learn how to sew up all my pieces.

pinky-yin said...

WAH!!! I hate sewing the seams too but i will never be able to modify patterns without it becoming a total disaster .... hope to see you wearing the cardi soon :)

Sharon said...

Isn't this KAL a lot of fun, seeing all these hoodies in their different variations.

tiennieknits said...

It looks great Ann! Thanks for the help on my hoodie too regarding the ribbing!