Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Yarn Along.......Hana Hou.

Yay, I've cast on the Hana Hou by MSkiKnits, I've wanted to start this since the pattern was released back in January but I was already knitting the Aureus. I didn't want two large projects on my needles so held off casting it on until my other cardigan was finished.

The Hana Hou is a beautiful, oversized, boxy cardigan using the same Copy Cat stitch used on the Halele'a, giving it texture on the large overlapping fronts. As soon as I saw Mel's latest pattern, I fell in love with it and decided what yarn I'd use.

I'd already got a sweater quantity of Rowan Pure Wool DK in a gorgeous caramel colour, shade 054 in my stash, the pattern actually uses a sport weight but by doing a swatch, I worked out the small size would knit up to my size in the DK. The Pure Wool is very soft and squishy, perfect for this cardigan. I can't wait to finish it so I can wrap myself in it. Hana Hou means "Again Again", I can see why Mel named it that, I will definitely knitting it again, next time I'll try a sport weight, in a pretty Sage Green.

I've been knitting on my Easter Shawl (Miss Winkle), in between working on my Hana Hou and I'm now up to 18 loops. Check out Crafts from the Cwtch blog on Thursday, for everyone's progress this week.

I'm still reading V is for Vengence by Sue Grafton, when I go up to bed but I'm still reading The Diary of a Provincial Lady, in between. It's quite funny and though it's set in the 1930's some of the things that she writes about, could be about the present day, some things never change!!!!!

I'm linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along and WIP Wednesday, this week, Check out what everyone else has been up to this week.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

14 comments:

Caffeine Girl said...

I am absolutely in love with that sweater. However, I haven't yet made a wearable sweater so I'm kind of afraid of them. I'll just watch you knit with lots of jealousy!

Joy said...

Wow, I love this pattern Deb, and your yarn is such a pretty unusual shade too! I am really tempted by this pattern - perhaps it's the one I've been looking for to use my Bergere de France yarn on . . . . .
You are so busy with all your knitting projects as well as your other exciting activities over last weekend - thank you for all the inspiration! Love, Joy xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So pretty!!! LOVING the colors!!!!!!

Donna said...

Miss Winkle is looking very Spring like. I have that sweater on my list. I love oversized designs. Can't wait to see yours all finished!

Katie said...

I just finished my Miss Winkle, and after seeing yours it confirms my remorse that I didn't use a yarn with more color variation. I love the way yours is turning out!

Kepanie said...

That is such a warm camel color. This cardigan will look lovely in it. This pattern is perfect for you.

Lori ann said...

how pretty your knitting looks! that sounds like a very cozy sweater.

Ira's Crea Corner said...

So much beautiful knitwear to admire here again Deb, amazing! Keep going ;-) Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Joy said...

so much beautiful knitting! I love the little glimpses of your home, too.

iknead2knit said...

That caramel is lovely!

iknead2knit said...

That caramel is lovely!

elflyn said...

I fell in love with Hana Hou as well. The colour you have chosen is perfect.
Have a beautiful week.

Joanne said...

Your Hana Hou is going to be stunning, I'm very scared of knitting something for myself, I take long enough with toddler sized things!!
I love love love the yarn you've picked for your Miss Winkle, it's perfect! xx

CathieJ said...

Your shawl looks beautiful. It is coming along quite nicely. You've picked a great sweater. I can't wait to see your finished product. Great neutral color also.