On the Needles: Socks and A Sweater

Courtesy of Heidi Kirrmaier 

Now that I’ve finished my recent sweater (Modified Chica) and have casted on Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier using Elsebeth Lavold’s Hempathy in Snow Leopard, which is a very pale silver gray.  

For those of you not familiar with Hempathy, it is a DK weight yarn in a blend of 41% Cotton, 34% Hemp and 25% Rayon, with each skein measuring 153 yards.

I’ve casted on for the XL size using a US 4 circular needle.  I don’t often check my gauge but have done so after reading several project pages regarding this design and the use of Hempathy.  So far, I’m spot on and hopeful this will turn out perfect for me.  I’m not really liking the look of my raglan increase stitches as they look very loose to me but I’m hoping that after blocking they will smooth out and look better.  Other than that, I’m enjoying the pattern and the yarn.  This is going to be perfect for the hot Arizona summers,  office and weekend wear, as well as summer comfortable for traveling on vacation.

I’ve made decent progress on my toe up modified Socks on a Plane and plan to use this a a carry along project in my hand bag just in case I need it for slow days, etc.  It’s always good to have a project on hand to keep ones hands busy.

Until next time ~ be creative!

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