Sunday, 13 March 2016

Garter Stitch Hooded Wrap

I don't know if you are like me, but I am always the coldest person in the office!  And of course all the hot people are sooooo hot, they are dying, so the air con must be put on or the windows opened (sometimes even both!) and I sit there shivering with my coat on (because it's impossible to find nice but warm office clothing).

Finally last Christmas I had had enough, and I happened to stumble across a really nice looking cardy at The Design Studio.  Not only did it look nice but it looked pretty simple to make too.
I found some wool online that I liked the look of and bought myself 13 balls - Sirdar Supersoft Aran, Scrummy Plum.  It didn't hurt that it was reduced too.

On 1 Jan 2016 I started knitting and from then on I spent most of my spare time adding to it.  Two and a half months later and I have a finished cardy.  It's been crazy to watch it grow.  It's my biggest project so far, and when I joined the front pieces and back together to make the hood, I did start to wonder what I was creating.

The idea is to leave this in the office to be used any time I need it, without needing to carry this heavy monster around with me.  I am so pleased with how it turned out.  I might have made it a bit longer, but actually it's perfect for sitting on an office chair.  My next challenge is to make something more fitted.  But for now a little break from knitting I think...

NOTE: I just spent all day wearing this and I loved it!  And I got some lovely feedback from the guys I work with.  My only problem now is what to do with my cold feet!

1 comment:

David O said...

That's a fantastic piece of work! Really impressive.