It’s always good to learn something new so I thought it’s time for me to try the Contiguous sleeve method created by Susie Myers. I had three skeins of beautiful Estonian wool which I got from my friend Anna and I really treasure them. The feel of this wool is so nice and the colors are just perfect.
The sleeves were surprisingly easy to make. I did learn that trying on the sweater every now and then was a good idea because it’s so easy to make the shoulders longer than they should be, but I only had to rip them back once. Still, though they were easy to make, I did not still fall in love with set-in sleeves as I was hoping. The method is great, it’s just not my cup of tea.
I did the increases by working M1R before the shoulder seam and M1L after it on right side of work. On wrong side of work I worked M1P through back loop before shoulder seam and a regular M1P after it. I liked the way the increases looked this way.
The other knitting project of mine is this little springy hat. I used the yarn that was remaining from my Filtering Daylight-shawl, Manos Serena. Boy I love this yarn, so light and smooth. The hat is worked mainly in garter stitch and the flower matches the shawl. My kids were kind enough to model it. The idea to make this hat actually came from another knitting friend of mine when she asked me what kind of hat would go with this shawl. I suggested her another hat but then I kept thinking…and thinking…and here’s the result.