Off the needles, on the needles

Another project flew off the needles last night and I've been swatching for my next Handmade Wardrobe Project (HWP) garment.  The first few items were finished really quickly and to maintain the momentum, and high level of motivation, I'm planning another speedy project.

This time I'm going to use Scheepjes Bloom (which I used for the finger-knit necklace tute). Due to the icord-like construction it's a lovely light weight yarn which can be knit on 8mm needles to produce a light airy fabric which works up very quickly. I've chosen a very simple lace stitch pattern.


You can see that I managed to split the yarn in one place on my swatch - it didn't feel splitty when I was knitting it, so I'll have to be more careful on the real thing.

An important factor in the HWP is that the pieces work as a mix-and-match colour palette, so as much as I love the purple, I've ordered a garment's worth of Peony (shade 405) which will be better with other items I already have. I'll cast on as soon as it arrives but in the meantime I'm sketching out some other design ideas - I can't wait to turn them into real things. This project is really inspiring me - the thought of having handmade clothes to take on holiday (in the British summer) is a massive boost to productivity. If you want to see more, remember that you can follow the project on Instagram between blog updates.


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