CH 65: Finishing a Sweater

Curious Handmade Podcast 65

This week I’m talking about finishing my Custom Fit sweater by Amy Herzog and an introduction to my love of colour for the March podcast theme.

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There is a beautiful rainbow of colour to browse through in the yarn section at Meadow Yarn and I was talking to Anj about choosing colours for projects and she said:

“Whether it’s opening boxes full of yarn in myriad jewel tones or quietly contemplating the perfect shade of grey, we never tire of thinking about colour and we spend lots of time having our heart strings tugged by the latest ‘perfect red’ or ‘to-die-for green’…. Matching the perfect shade of yarn with the perfect pattern is our ultimate goal and whether it’s a cool aqua whispering ‘cardigan’ to us, or a pop of vivid ruby red begging to be transformed into a warm winter cowl we’re happiest when we’re indulging our love of colour…”

You can find a carefully curated selection of yarn

What’s in the WIP?

I finished my Custom Fit V Neck pullover! Yay!

To help with the finishing I watched parts of two Craftsy Classes:

The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits with Anne Hanson
Seaming Handknits with Chris Bylsma

Both classes were great and as the titles suggest – the Anne Hanson class included more general finishing tips while Chris Bylsma was more detailed on seaming.

Next up I’m planning to knit Reyka by Cirilia Rose from Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads: A Modern Knitter’s Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style

I have my Lopi from Meadow Yarn all lined up ready to go.

Colour in March

I mention some books for colour inspiration:

Color: A Natural History of the Palette

Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style

Colour Deconstructed

Farrow & Ball Living With Colour

Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads: A Modern Knitter’s Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style

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