Right in time for the hot weather, I've finished Lily's Woodland Hoodlet.
I felt overheated just watching her wear it while we got photos today.
Made in Rowan Big Wool, and covered in cables and bobbles - this really is a season-specific knit (and this ain't the season in my neck of the woods). My kid has the patience of a saint when it comes to photographs and knitwear, I gotta say.
The pattern, for those who missed my first post, is from Tiny Owl Knits' lovely book - "Woodland Knits". It's called Woodland Hoodlet, and for possibly the first time ever, I knit in the specified wool and the pictured colourway. Unheard of, but that was her request and who am I to argue?
I had no issues with the pattern, once I *cough* realised my own errors and I will concede the big needles/bulky wool did knit up quickly.
That said, this pattern is a fair way off what I usually gravitate towards, and as a result I think really cemented a few things in my knitting brain whilst working on this piece.
#1 I definitely prefer smaller gauge projects over bulky knits. Wrangling the bulky wool on 10mm needles was, in short; hideous. My tension got shot to pieces as a result and overall I wouldn't say I'm greatly pleased with the finished look of the fabric. I also have concerns about the way it's going to wear as it feels quite loose for the soft, loosely plied yarn...
#2 I don't hate cables as much as I remembered (but on bulky wool/needles, I still hate. Oh, how I hate). I think there may be (small) cables in my near future
#3 There is nothing like making something for the one you love the most