Friday, 25 April 2014

FO Friday..... Hana Hou Tah-Dah.

 

Hello there, my friends, how are you? I'm back today to show you my finished Hana Hou. I'm thrilled with how it turned out, I think this will be a firm favourite, it's so warm and snugly, perfect to throw on when we have those chilly summer evenings and great for winter.

I started it back in March so was a fairly quick knit for an adult size cardigan as I was knitting on other projects too. My favourite part of this design is the collar, I love the shape of it and I love the look of the Copy Cat stitch.

The pattern is by Mel from MSkiKnits, the pattern called for a Sportweight yarn but I wanted to use what I had in my stash. I had a sweater quantity of Rowan Pure Wool DK, so with a few calculations and a swatch, I worked out that if I knit the Small, I would get the Large size using a DK.

I was trying to look sophisticated, whilst Paige took a photo of me wearing it but she kept making me laugh, so this was the result, not very elegant but at least you can see me with it on. I wore it last night to go to Crafty Sew and So's and everyone said how nice it was.

I'm linking my FO over on Tami's blog for FO Friday so check out what others have completed this week.

There's just one last thing I wanted to mention to all the knitters,who are reading this. Did you listen to A Gripping Yarn on Radio 4, this week? It was presented by Jane Garvey and explores the world of knitting from the American Revolution to modern day and how popular it's become again through Socila Media. It includes some great knitting soundtracks that made me smile, yarn bombing and even prisoners who are knitting to reduce their sentence!

It's was very interesting and worth a listen, I'm hoping my International friends will be able to listen to it as well, if the link doesn't work, it's a BBC production so may be able to find it another way.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

21 comments:

Joy said...

Oh but that is such an elegant cardigan and you look so good in it; what a fine job you did!
I don't know if I'll be able to get that programme but I will look into it, it sound very interesting, thanks for that! Joy xo

thesnailgarden said...

Wow, your new cardi is gorgeous! Love the crayon apron in your previous post - Olivia looks so cute in it. Best wishes, Pj x

Christine N said...

That is stunning. I like the photo of you laughing. You look so happy and excited to be able to wear your beautiful new cardigan!

Maria said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Well done :)

Ros Crawford said...

It's beautiful Deb ... I really love the style is so modern and it really suits you!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! It looks amazing ...and it looks FABULOUS on you!!!!

Chrissie said...

Deb, this has to be one of the finest knits you've made! It is beautiful, that collar is stunning, and ya look quite happy wearing it! ;-) Love the radio programme, too, I'm glad you mentioned it! Chrissie x

Chrisknits said...

Your sweater is gorgeous! And I think you very elegant in the photo. The collar draws me in too.

Kepanie said...

This piece is gorgeous! It looks luxurious I love your version so much more.

Evelyn Hender said...

It's wonderful, I love the collar, it's so elegant!

Hazels Crochet said...

Your cardigan is lovely and the collar looks really good on it! I envy your knitting so much!x

Andria said...

Wow, just beautiful. And so fast, you are a whiz!!

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Morning Deb, well what can I say, your creation is stunning and how lovely you look in it. I love the colour, the drape and the collar is just fabulous. How quickly you have knitted it too, I am in awe! You are such an inspiring lady Deb and always a pleasure to visit you. Have a wonderful weekend, lots of love
Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jo said...

A totally snuggly cardigan no wonder you are so pleased with it. Jo x

Joanne said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I love the pattern and the colour is perfect!!
I'm so scared of knitting something for me, I worry I'll need so much yarn, but this cardi could seriously persuade me to give it a go!!!

Ira Huberts said...

that is one amazing looking cardigan Deb, you look fab in it! Love that remarkable collar, so special! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Linda R said...

AMAZING... You did such an awesome job on this. I LOVE it.

Hugs~

Amy at love made my home said...

Hi there, just catching up! Lovely to see all that you have been getting up and creating! Your Hana Hou is especially lovely, so glad that you are loving wearing it! Hope that you have a good week. xx

Kate Eastwood said...

Oh its really lovely Deb - you clever thing !
Kate
justpootling.blogspot.co.uk

CathieJ said...

Hana Hou looks great. What a wonderful picture of you wearing it. I agree that the collar is a winner. It really makes that cardigan special.

elns said...

Your sweater looks great and you look fabulous in it. I love the laughing photo of you in it!