Here at the Knit Picks’ office, several of us have been in a finishing frenzy! It seems like every other week, we’re admiring a newly finished project while planning and rearranging our own pattern queues.
And in that spirit of sharing inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recently finished knits that have been spotted at the Knit Picks’ office.
As soon as I had a few balls of Tuff Puff yarn in my hands, I knew what was in store for me: a giant, puffy cardigan. And it was off to the bookshelves for me – searching for the perfect pattern which I ended up finding in an older book: Twinkle’s Big City Knits by Wenlan Chia.
The pattern name is The Rockefellar Sweater and it took me two weeks tops from casting on to seaming and finishing. I did make a few simple modifications: I knit the sleeves in the round up until the shaping for the shoulder began, I did not add pockets to my cardigan and believe it or not, I did reduce the size of the shawl collar.
I made the small size and ended up using slightly more yarn than the pattern called for, ending up at a bit over 10 balls of Tuff Puff in White. I absolutely love how this turned out and I can’t wait to wear it non-stop once winter is in full effect.
2. Emily: The Renfrew Hat
This adorable hat recently came off of Emily’s needles! The pattern is Renfrew by Jane Richmond – who is one of Emily’s favorite designers. You can find the pattern for this hat and 4 other designs in Jane’s book, Island.
The yarn Emily used is Wool of the Andes Hand Paints in Chambray – sadly, this yarn is no longer available as it was released as a Special Reserve yarn last year. But we think this hat would look amazing in any one of the heathered hues available in Wool of the Andes but really any worsted weight yarn would work.
3. Hannah: The Basic Round-Yoke Unisex Pullover
It’s that time of the year when we are thanking ourselves for starting those sweaters during the final weeks of summer. All of our hard work is finally paying off as the crisp autumn air moves in and the weather starts calling for our woolens.
Hannah recently finished this sweater and we can only imagine how cozy it must be! She used the Basic Round-Yoke Unisex Pullover by Hannah Fettig from her book Knitbot Yoked. She used 4 skeins of Preciosa in the color Panther to make the 36″ size pullover. The one mod that Hannah made was she made the ribbing extra long on the cuffs.
And as a true testament to wool sweaters, here’s what Hannah had to say about this project: “It’s hands-down my favorite sweater and I’ve worn it twice a week since I finished it, it’s SO SOFT.”
4. Alison: Striped Kids Sweater
Back in September, Alison finished a striped neon sweater for her daughter and naturally, she had to make an equally bright sweater for her son. This time, she used Swish Brights in Highlighter (1 ball) alongside Swish Worsted in Dove Heather (1 ball), Cobblestone Heather (1 ball) and Black (1 balls) to make this 3T sized sweater.
She took the same basic shapes from the sweater that she made up on the fly for her daughter and translated it into this larger version. We just adore how it turned out and are inspired by Alison’s “make it up as you go” knitting style.
And there you have it, just a few of the things we have all been working on. It’s always fun to see the diverse range of styles and colors among the staff projects here at Knit Picks.
What kind of projects are you working on finishing currently?