Sunday, 7 January 2018

Knitting Plans // On The Needles

Knitting Plans, SEWN Sewing Blog

Hi Friends. Sadly 2018 has gotten off to a very germy start. I have a dress tantalisingly close to completion but a really nasty cold has me sofa-bound for now. I've just received a big delivery of yarn from Wool Warehouse so I thought I'd take a little departure from my usual sewing theme and share a few of the knitting plans I have up my sleeve instead.

The first of which was to embark upon one of my #2018MakeNine projects (check out the rest of my plans here on Instagram), the most adorable 'Animal Bonnet' by Wiksten. It came together so quickly that I finished it in a little over a day. The very first baby make for our new arrival!

Wiksten Animal Bonnet, SEWN Sewing Blog

I chose Scheepjes stonewashed cotton yarn which I'd used previously for the Lake Reed hat by Asita Krebs, and the fabric was soft with good drape so I had high hopes. It's turned out super cute but I can't really comment on the fit etc. until little one makes an appearance to try it on. The 'Advanced Beginner' tag is pretty accurate I'd say, very manageable for a newb like myself. There's not much hand holding in the pattern instructions but nonetheless it came together easily with a few quick supplementary searches for unfamiliar techniques like an attached i-cord.

Fair Isle & Nordic Knits via SEWN Sewing Blog

One of my Christmas gifts from my partner was the book 'Fair Isle & Nordic Knits' by Nicki Trench. I'm relatively new to knitting having just mastered cables and colourwork is something I've yet to try. Whilst some of the projects in the book aren't really to my taste there are definitely a few that catch my eye.

We went on the most wonderful trip to Iceland for my other half's birthday last December (2016) and ever since I've had a traditional yoke sweater in mind but to start me off I'll perhaps tackle a few smaller items like this stranded cowl, and a baby blanket for Tiny's arrival.

Fair Isle Cowl, via SEWN Sewing Blog

Fair Isle Baby Blanket via SEWN Sewing Blog

I ordered a load of inexpensive but lovely soft Oeko-Tex certified cotton 4-ply, Drops 'Safran', in a host of colours to get me started. I'm particularly keen on a grey/coral/mint/mustard combo though the yellow is somewhat brighter than the rich mustard I'd hoped for.

Safran Drops Yarn via SEWN Sewing Blog

I also bought some Drops 'Nord' yarn, another 4-ply this time for a lightweight cardigan for myself. Pattern wise I've gone for the 'Featherweight' by Hannah Fettig which has been cast on a phenomenal 9,129 times via Ravelry (whilst we're on the subject, if you're a knitter then my username is MarieSEWN if you want to find Me there!). I think this'll be perfect for throwing on over dresses and tees and should fingers crossed be pretty straightforward, so not too involved for my current baby brain to cope with.

Featherweight Cardigan via SEWN Sewing Blog
Left Photo Credit: Featherweight Cardigan via Knitbot.
So lot's of plans right there, not to mention all of the garments I have lined up from my recent capsule wardrobe post. As soon as I shake off this miserable cold I'd best get cracking!

x Happy Sewing!


  1. I hope you feel better soon! These look like great plans, good luck!

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