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.
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.