Sitka Spruce hat. A Ravelry forum I’m in had a random knit a hat in a week knit along. So I knit this Sitka spruce hat in six days. The pattern is by Tin Can Knits. It’s a lovely pattern, the twisted stitches are easy to do once you get the hang of them and they give fabulous texture to the hat. I used two random balls of Drops Nepal I had in my stash to make it. It seems to be a week of finishing things for me.
Sleeves have been sewn in. I used mattress stitch and eased in the arms pretty well I think. I do like this part of finishing off a project. I know that is unusual, most knitters don’t. I can see why. You have all the knitting part done and you want to get on to something new and all this piecing and sewing is a bit of a pain. I have found that if I take my time it’s much easier. Also I’ve learned a few sewing up techniques and they really help as I know what I’m doing now as opposed to before when I just used any old seam. Anyway next up I will mattress stitch the side and arm seams.
Finishing up. So I have grafted the shoulder seams and picked up and knitted the neck of my jumper. Now I’m going to set in the sleeves. There’s quite a lot to be eased in so hopefully it will turn out ok. It’s funny but the colour of the jumper is a much brighter teal blue than the photo suggests. I was actually sad to cast off as I’ve enjoyed knitting this a lot.