Next on the needles??

As it gets closer and closer to Christmas, I wonder if I will be able to finish all my presents in time.. who knows! I can’t share these with you yet, obviously because they need to be a surprise to the recipients, but mainly because I haven’t finished a single present yet! UH OH! 

So instead, I thought I could share what I plan to make next. After my festive knitting, I plan to knit something for myself, but what?! These are a few things I have seen from browsing on Ravelry, Folksy and Pintrest.

I absolutely love the Zooey sweater that has just been published in Interweave.

I get email updates which is dangerous! I really want to buy this magazine as there are few other patterns I want to make too, but you need to subscribe and I don’t think I want to do that. I love the neckline and trim on the edges – it looks like mini-scallop edging! I love the colour combination here too and may try to match it!

I love cables and this Aidez cardigan would be a good project to get to grips with more complicated cabling. 

I found this pattern whilst reading lieslmade’s blog. I really like the lacy detail bit but I have never tried this technique before. I think it is a good start for lace knitting though as the band isn’t too big and would probably be fine for a beginner to pick up! I like the grey wool too, but I think I have too many grey cardigans so will need to pick something brighter!

Another favourite of mine is the Hester pullover.Hester has been in my favourites for a while but the pattern is only published in a magazine. I’m sure there will be other pattterns in the magazine that I will want to knit too. This sweater reminds me of one I bought a few years ago and I really want to make something similar to that but not sure not to go about the neckline and bust. All I know is i need short rows, but where to put them?! So I think this pattern will help me to make my own jumper and I can knit it with different stitch patterns too.

The Lucille cardigan is also very pretty. I do think, if I am honest about my abilities, that it is still too difficult. One day… I love the mustardy version that someone has knitted, I just hope that colour is still in when I get round to making the pattern!

I have been buying a lot of my yarn recently online and I miss going to an old fashioned wool shop and handling all the different types of wool available. I think for my next project I will take a trip to McAree to get some nice yarn. By the time I get round to finishing this next project, I’m hoping spring will be here and so the need for thick cosy sweaters will be long gone! here’s hoping… 

What are your thoughts on the patterns above? What should I make?! What are you knitting/making anything for yourself?



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