Monday, May 18, 2009


Name: Catriona
Pattern: Catriona by Debbie Bliss
Craft: Knitting
Made for me :)
Size: Small
Started date: March 12, 2009
Completed date: May 17, 2009
Needle size: US6/4.0mm
Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus Solid
How much? 5.3 skeins (525g, 943.4yards/862.6m)
Colorway: Hot Pink
Modifications: 1. Twisted rib 2. Picked up fewer stitches for the neckband and armbands
See the project on Ravelry!

My first sweater! Ok, I lied...this isn't my first sweater, but it is my first sweater in a long time. I used to knit sweaters when I was younger (in my teens), but never wore them so I stopped knitting sweaters for awhile. I saw so many beautiful sweaters on Ravelry that I decided to start again. So this is my first completed sweater in a long time! I'm happy with how it turned out and will wear it occasionally.

I bought this yarn at the Coats and Clark Canada Outlet Clearance Store. It was $1/skein. I decided to start knitting clothes with cheap yarn at first (in case I don't end up wearing it). I really like the colour- perfect for a spring/summer top!

As for modifications, I decided to knit twisted rib instead of regular ribbing. I think it gives the top a bit more structure. I also picked up fewer stitches around the neckband and armband to make sure it stayed flat when I wear it instead of ruffling.

Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. Let's hope that I actually start wearing the clothes I knit!