Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 8 – week 16

This week has seen a flurry of activity earlier in the week. The sleeves on Lichen were finished on Wednesday night, it did take until yesterday to find time to weave in the ends but they are done now and the sweater is complete. I’ve not blocked it yet because at the start I knit the size smaller due to my gauge but with attending Slimming World this last month and a half, the sweater fits just right now. I think I’m going to just enjoy wearing it now as it is.

LichenLichen 1

On Thursday I looked through my sweater quantities of yarn in my stash. I looked at what sweaters I had wanted to make with them and considered whether they were still the garments that would work in my wardrobe but also there are things I now lean to having in my garments. For instance I prefer a body length of 14″, we already know how I feel about the necks of my cardigans and having them come up enough on my shoulders, this also applies to the necks of my sweaters. And while I know I can just make these pattern changes to any pattern I pick, I always feel bad about changing someone else’s design to have these X, Y or Z items.

So while I debated all this Thursday night I cast on a new pair of socks, Socks #3 with some Eden Cottage Yarns. I’m using the Woodland colour in the Tempo base, and I’m using my own basic sock pattern but adding in a little twisted stitch pattern to the outside edge of the foot. This same pattern will run up the edge of the front and back of the sock when I reach that point.

Sock 3

After much thought and deliberation on the garment front, I decided to remove the Sammal cardigan from my yop list, while I love it’s cable and texture look, it’s really too long and not fitted enough for the look I want and like I said I don’t want to make changes. I’ve replaced it with the Bentley cardigan by Olive Knits which has a much more delicate and feminine look. This cardigan is going to be part of my Christmas outfit. I’m using the yarn I was going to knit the Sammal with, it’s the Grass colourway on the Tempo base from Eden Cottage Yarns. It’s a very bright and vivid green but I think it will work with this charcoal grey linen which I plan to sew a Hollyburn skirt in to accompany it. I swatched yesterday for it and made a very small start on my Bentley, but it is the project I’m going to work on today, just as soon as I drop my son to get the train back to college.


Lastly, while looking through the sweater quantities, I couldn’t resist caking up this Cromer Pier on the Eldwick lace base, again by Eden Cottage yarns and I’m going to cast on a Cumulus, this is the garment I’ve been wanting to begin from we started year 8. So I also swatched for this yesterday and I’m not sure when I’ll cast this on, but quite possibly this week. It looks like it’s a light grey blue but it’s got splashes of darker blue and gold through it, which should add a little interest to what is an otherwise stockinette garment. I’m really excited to cast this on!


My list has been updated and now looks like this;

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

Sewn Garments


6 pairs

  • My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started July 16th – FROGGED
  • Sock #1 – started August 10th – finished 26th August
  • Sock #2 – started August 30th – finished 30th September
  • Sock #3started October 11th – 

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


9 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 16

    1. Thank you, I think depending on the speckle they can work really well in all manner of items but it probably just comes down to personal taste. I tend to like a more gentle speckle.

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  1. Not knowing what the project named Cumulus is, I have to say… that is a perfect looking yarn for a project of that name. 🙂 Gold flecks? Sounds pretty! I can’t wait to see it knit up. Congrats on finishing the Lichen. What a wonderful sweater that will be to wear.

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    1. Cumulus is a sweater with a light and fluffy feel and is just perfect for the yarn. I’m really looking forward to knitting it up! The Lichen is already in use and I love it too!


  2. Love Lichen. You will get a lot of wear out of that sweater. The socks are very cute with the twisted stitches on the side.

    You are really getting your wardrobe in order. That blue yarn is dreamy. It looks like it wants to be petted LOL.

    The color for Bentley is quite striking and will look grand with the gray skirt.

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    1. Lol, Lichen is already in use Marsha and it’s lovely to wear.
      I couldnt agree more about the yarn for Cumulus, definitely pet worthy.
      At the moment I like the colour for the Bentley, I hope in a month or so I don’t think it too bright but I do think the grey will tame it down some anyway for me.


  3. Lichen is splendid and I’m sure you will get so much use from it. Bentley looks great and will look lovely in that colour. I should wait to finish something before I cast on my Christmas jumper but think I will probably give in to castonitis!

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    1. Sometimes you just have to give into it Lucy, and really who can wait, says she who’s deciding what day this week will be a good evening to cast on Cumulus as well!


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