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Heather Hoodie + Slanting Gretel = 2 Great KALs!

Mar 3, 2010

We Have Finished Objects!

I finally finished a knit-along on time, and so did a bunch of other people who knitted the Heather Hoodie Vest with me. Here's the evidence:

Kathleen's Hoodie    Tsbrzesny's Hoodie    NannyFly's Hoodie

DynaGirl's Hoodie

    SusanD's Hoodie

RjReid's Hoodie

Meanwhile, I'm holding steady on my record of NOT finishing on time with the second knit-along, the Slanting Gretel Tee (the official end of the Gretel KAL is 3/8, but there's really no chance I'll be done by then!). But some of my knit-along buddies have finished, and here are their gorgeous sweaters!

     
Artful Soul's Tee Double Vertigo's Tee Kiwiyarns's Tee SJC's Tee

What Should We Knit Next?

I had a hard time choosing patterns for this next KAL—there are so many great choices for spring knitting! But I narrowed it down to four patterns that I think will appeal to everyone in some way, shape, or form.

 
The Bella Blouse by Norah Gaughan—This darling cap-sleeved top is made from two complimentary yarns. The decorative touches on the neck, sleeves, and hem really make this a show stopper. The Crosby Draped Vest by Teva Durham—Interweave is now selling Teva Durham Loop-d-Loop patterns in our pattern store! This cute vest is versatile, stylish, and flattering for many body types.
The Minimalist Cardigan by Ruthie Nussbaum—This sweater is perfect for spring; you can make it out of a warm-weather yarn and throw it on when you need that second layer. The Sidelines Top by Lou Shiela—I love the cable detail on this pullover; it gives such a nice hourglass shape! And the three-quarter-length sleeves are great for transitioning from cold weather to warm.

So please take the survey and help me decide which pattern to knit next! I'll announce the results on March 12th.

Now I have to go knit on my Slanting Gretel!

Cheers,


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LEPeterson wrote
on Mar 9, 2010 12:16 PM

I'd love to be able to do the BELLA BLOUSE, but I'd like a bit more sleeve too.

The MINALAMIST would also be great.  In fact, I can't really choose.  The blouse is so pretty, but the caridigan just might be more sensible for me.

lp

JeanK wrote
on Mar 5, 2010 6:00 PM

Ditto what Kathryn M said.

KnittingMAD wrote
on Mar 5, 2010 10:56 AM

Hi Kathleen

Warm wishes from South Africa. With winter approaching  i would love to knit the Heather hoodie but we don't get the interweave magazine in this country. Is there any way for me to get a copy?

Thnx Esther

KathrynMorse wrote
on Mar 4, 2010 6:22 PM

Kathleen, the Bella Blouse is not in my Interweave Knits Summer 2007.  

Please check and find out what issue it was published in.

Thanks!

sewrome wrote
on Mar 4, 2010 6:13 AM

I am new and I have been following all of you during the last two KAL's. I am joining you on this one. I live in Florida USA, so the Bella Blouse will dress up a nice pair of jeans while downtown with my husban. Now, the minimalist will be great when at work in my cold cold office. Or just do both, lol.  SewRome

lpumphrey wrote
on Mar 3, 2010 5:24 PM

I just downloaded the BELLA BLOUSE.  I anticipate some customizing (I'm only 5 ft tall).  The lenght and placement of the bottom border don't look too difficult, but I would like to make the cap sleeve a little more cap.  Cover those bye bye arms some. Thinking just pick up with the A color knit until I have the length I want and add the border.  Just not sure if this will work to sew it on.  Any suggestions?

KnitNoir wrote
on Mar 3, 2010 5:20 PM

Minimalist Cardigan, please!

jenmarram wrote
on Mar 3, 2010 2:22 PM

Pick the Minimalist Cardigan. I've been dying to knit this!

GraceJ wrote
on Mar 3, 2010 9:41 AM

Oh do the Bella Blouse! It's one of my UFOs so I could use the moral support!

ArtfulSoul wrote
on Mar 3, 2010 9:18 AM

I knit BELLA BLOUSE a couple years ago. Sadly, it did not look good on me. Consider that the border across the bottom, if it hits the wrong place (anywhere on me), really stands out as a big old stripe. I did navy and green colors, but might have been minimized impact with tonal or monchromatic combo.

If we did SIDELINES TOP, I can envision moving the cables around to suit me, probably a friendly challenge.

I've had MINIMALIST CARDIGAN in my stack for some time!

Gotta vote now!