Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! I’m going to be talking about a project I’ve called “Hufflepride.”
I’m using the “Hogwarts A History” pattern by Megan Regan. This was a pattern I saw the designer has been posting update posts on Instagram as they were designing and knitting up their samples. I followed this sweater’s progress with envy. I believe I bought and read through the pattern the date that the pattern released. I cast on this project on 4/11 of 2019. So, it will have been on the needles for a year TODAY…
I believe I also went down to my LYS and bought the yarn for it before it even released if I’m being honest. I really don’t remember… But it would be SOOO like me to do so… I’m using two colors from SweetGeorgia Yarns, in the Tough Love Sock base. Both “Slate” and “Lemon Curd.”If you have a chance, please check out their yarn! It’s SUPER beautiful! Their shop can be found here.
I’ve been using size US 3, 3.25mm, and size US 6, 4.0mm Karbonz needles for the body of the sweater. This sweater has been housed in my Harry Potter themed Witch & Wizard hat bag by Bags By Awesome Granny. Her shop can be found here.
I’ve also been using stitch markers from WeeOnes. I absolutely love these little markers! Their shop can be found here.
It a fully customizable colorwork sweater, with multiple charts for each of the 4 sections. There are options for colorwork all the way down the sweater, or just on the Yoke. The designer also added directions for how to get a swing hem or straight on without any shaping at all. They also included directions for a raised neck. I decided to do colorwork on the yoke and a raised neck.
When I was to the split for the sleeves, I had to do a bit of re-jigging of the side markers to make sure that the raised neck was in the middle of the neck, not the armpit, which is how the pattern was written until I pointed it out to the Designer. They are SUPER responsive and open to suggestions for making their patterns better. This is another reason why I LOVE this Designer and their patterns.
Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!