Archive for March, 2013

Harvest Moon

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

My crazy cardie is finished! I love it. I will be doing a stay stitch around the collar where it joins to the yoke, but I’m still considering it finished.

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

Pattern: Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Tweed in 12 colorways
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Notes: I knit size L1 using 12 different colors of Tweed. This yarn is discontinued, but if you really want to know what colorway number any of these are, I can tell you. The garter stitch collar took 105 yards. The rest of the yoke took 200 yards. After that, each one of the color stripes used as close to a full skein (109 yards) as I could get while ending on a WS row. If you look at the photo of my remainders below, the lightest pink ball is 5 yards. In total I used 1260 yards.

This pattern has great details. All of the edges are well thought out and the pockets are really amazing. It was a slight bit challenging to knit this in stripes. If you do it, my recommendation would be to buy extra knitting needles so you don’t have to put stitches on holders constantly. Because I had a limited amount of yarn and I wanted to maximize my stripes, I had to knit the body and the sleeves at the same time which meant switching back and forth between the body knitting, to the a sleeve, to the other sleeve.

Harvest Moon