Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 20 June 2014

On My Needles, June 20, 2014

 I'm still working away at my Flyaway Hoodie. I've made great progress on it this past week. It's been so lovely outside in the evenings, that I've been spending a lot of time sitting outside, enjoying the warmth and knitting. All of the cable stitching is done. The rest of it is basic stockinette stitch. However, later on in the sweater, it calls for pockets, which I've never done in knitting before, so it won't be all boring. And the sleeves call for short row shaping. I've done short rows in socks. I'm hoping it's the same process for sleeves. The front of the sweater is this picture to the right. Those rust coloured pieces of yarn are holding stitches to pick up to knit around the hood. The original pattern called for buttons and button holes in the front button bands. I'm not a great fan of button sweaters- they tend to gap at the front- so I'm leaving out the button holes and will be putting in a zipper instead.
This picture to the left is the back, with all the lovely cables. I'm linking up to Judy's On the Needles.


  1. That's going to be a pretty sweater. When you put in the zipper, will you tell how you did it? Pretty Please!

  2. That is a very pretty color for your sweater. Sounds complicated to me. Can't wait to see it finished.


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