I’m back from my (forced) break from blogging, with more fun things to share than ever. Since my last post, Dave and I went on our honeymoon to Japan (where I bought loads of knitting books), spent Christmas in Queensland with my family and then moved to San Francisco for Dave’s work. So it has been an action packed few months, sadly without much time for sewing and writing. However, I have managed to do a fair bit of knitting, including this rather grungy looking mohair long sleeve sweater.
The knitting pattern is by Drops, and is a free knitting pattern right here. The pattern uses the yarn Verdi, which is a 48% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 17% Polyester, 15% Mohair blend. Back when I started this knitting project, I still lived in Australia, so I substituted this yarn with a New Zealand mohair yarn called Naturally Mohair 12 ply. Now that I live in the US, I’m keen to buy some Verdi and knit another sweater for my Mum. What beautiful colours they have!
Despite being my first sweater ever, it turned out surprisingly well and knitted up really quickly because you use big needles. This sweater kept me warm in below zero degrees in Hokkaido during our honeymoon, so no doubt it’ll be more than adequate for the winter temperatures in San Francisco. Of course, I had to take a photo in front of the Full House houses in Alamo Square.
If you are just beginning to knit like me, I really recommend this knitting pattern. Plus, Youtube is always there to help you with the tricky bits!