Knitting a Sweater with a Hoodie

Knitting a Sweater with a Hoodie

The slowest knitter in the world is knitting a sweater with a hoodie. It would be more practical to stick with a scarf but I went all out and started a sweater. To add to the challenge I also learned how to knit Portuguese style. I signed up for a class with Andrea Wong on Craftsy.com to learn this new technique. It requires the use of a knitting pin

Lacis Knitting Pin Pair
that you put on your shoulder but I use a a Riktig clip from IKEA. I will buy a custom one like this

Purple Vintage Portuguese Knit Pin Jewelry- ID Badge Clip On Pin

since I prefer knitting this style now. Purling is easy and there is less hand movement meaning less stress on the hands. I’m even knitting the sleeves inside out so I can do the easy-peasy purls. But I hate knitting sleeves because they are so boring.

I joined a KAL (Knit Along) for the Alice Hoodie by Kristen TenDyke using stash yarn, Lion Brand Amazing in Regatta. I couldn’t keep up with the ladies. Some of them finish in just a few weeks. I’m still plugging along on it. I will finish someday and I will love it. What knitting project did you think you would never finish?

Knitting a sweater
Knitting sweater with Lion Brand Amazing

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