Pattern: Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinsky
Yarn: Tweed aran in Aqua marine from Yarns 4 Ewe In Carlisle, Cumbria.
Needles: 4mm and 5mm
There’s really nothing I can say about this pattern that hasn’t already been said a thousand times already. It’s a classic and totally pain-free knit – if you discount the scratchy yarn that is. I can’t say I’d like to be wearing this next to my skin, but over a T-shirt I think it’ll be the perfect jacket for Lily to wear whilst riding when if the weather warms up.
Now that this is finished I can have a guilt-free casting on fest. I’ve done the back of Ginny but shock , horror – I’m going to rip it back. There’s absolutely nothing at all wrong with it but I vowed that 2009 would be the year that I knit items that would be more wearable and Ginny just doesn’t work with this. I love the design but it’s quite a formal shape and I’m just not sure I’ll get the wear out of it. I’ve been thinking that Olivia would see a lot more use and is probably a bit more ‘me’.
I’ve also decided to jump on the owlish bandwagon that is storming through the knitting world at the moment and I’ve bought some Alafoss Lopi to have a crack at this pattern. From the look of it, it’s a quick knit as they’ve been popping up on Ravelry all week. I should think that’ll be the last winter knit for me as the new Rowan mag will be available soon. Before you know it i’ll be swooning over 4-ply cotton again!
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