Avalon, here I come!

Earlier this year, when I got my first shipment of the magnolia society :: sweater club, I decided that I wanted to use the yarn from that shipment for a specific garment: Riding to Avalon by Connie Chang Chinchio. So, I cast on, and knitted and knitted – and as the weather grew warmer, I kind of lost the mojo for this one.

I picked it up again during the summer, only to realize that I actually didn’t have enough yarn! I could only get to halfway through the hood, and that would look pretty odd. So, I went on a search, and bought 2 skeins of the yarn from another Ravelry user, hoping they would match in color. Luckily they did, which is pretty amazing, as Madelinetosh dyes by 4 skeins and the sweater club is an exception to that.

So when I finally bound off and had sewn on buttons, I was happy, even though I now have more than 1,5 skeins left ;o)

Sewing in the sleeves nearly killed me. I was actually afraid of it, and had the sweater lyeing on the table, staring at me, for several days before I tried something. The first attempt didn’t work, neither did the second.. And I left it for a while again. Third time was a charm. Doesn’t it look neat?

Knitting the hoodie in the twisted purl stitch pattern took ages. But it looks so pretty!

I am very happy with the result, it turned out just like I thought. Hurray!

The yarn is gorgeous to knit with, it has the most luxurious shine. The pattern was fun – though less seaming wouldn’t have been bad! More info on my Ravelry project page.