Snowflake in hell sweater

IMG_20151006_141309375My daughter, like so many children her age, loves Frozen. So I really thought that a sweater with snowflakes on it would be right up her street. I was pleased when she came home, saw the finished product and said “I love this”. This love, however, did not translate into a desire to wear. This little item has stayed firmly in the drawer, despite numerous attempts to get her to wear it. To which she always says “Um, no”. Hence the name – because I have accepted there is a snowflake’s chance in hell that she’ll ever wear this thing. I have since taken it to nursery, to sit in her ‘extra clothes’ box, in the hopes that when she gets all her other clothes wet or covered mud and paint, she might actually wear it. If not, I’ll be once again pinning my hopes on her younger sister.

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This would look better if I blocked it or ironed it, but since no one is going to wear it, what’s the point?

The pattern is the NORD vest (available to buy from Ravelry) and it knit up just fine. I did use this as a reason to learn to properly strand 2 colours of knitting and got pretty good at having wool wrapped in both hands. One hand/colour then knits continental and the other knits English (see this page on Carolyn Knits for a good example and explanation). And I think the finished product is nice – if only someone would wear it!

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4 thoughts on “Snowflake in hell sweater

  1. I am lefty and have been knitting for years (on and off). I just got the hang of knitting on straight needles (had never noticed I was twisting my stitches. Not a problem when knitting in the round). Anyhow, I just learned how to decrease properly (always had holes that I couldn’t figure out how to fix), from your tutorial. Thank you so much! Now, I do struggle with my increases. Any tips? Tutorial maybe? This confused knitter would greatly appreciate it 🙂

    • Hi Wendy, so glad I was able to help. What kind of increases do you have trouble with? The most common ones I come across are kfb (knit front and back) and mk1 (make one).

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