So, having made the navy fleece for the husband and previously knit a hoodie for my youngest son, son number one was feeling rather deprived. So, I thought I would make him a cosy hoodie for the winter months. This came in the form of the Avocado Hoodie from Disparate Disciplines.. This is a pdf pattern and although I have used quite a few of these now, I found the pages on this one a bit tricky to match up exactly... maybe it was the way it printed out on my printer, but I had to do a bit of freehand drawing to get the outlines to patch. Not sure why this happened, but I got it sorted eventually.
The fabric I used was one from organiccotton.biz. As described it has a soft brushed back with a knitted front, quite substantial in weight and very cosy. Mine was the grey marl, but they also do a darker grey and a couple of natural colours. It was a really lovely fabric to work with.
I chose to make the size 40 for him, with the crossover neckline, front pockets and the thumbholes in the cuffs.
Again on making this hoodie, it was very straightforward, with great instructions, the only thing was that some of the notches did not seem to be in quite the right place. Not sure why, maybe my printer, just had to rely on some common sense.
The overall result is great and this a really good basic to have, especially if you have teenage offspring who seem to like this standard 'uniform'. There is also a female version, which no doubt, I will be trying sometime.
My son hasn't really taken it off very much since I finished it last Friday, so it must be ok.
Now, I had better go and make a plan for my christmas knits, the rest of my own winter sewing (haven't really even got started properly yet) and those socks! Maybe slightly optimistic. Oh well.
These also arrived, Crazy Zauberball, beautifully soft. One is planned for funky-grandpa cardigan as the contrast yarn, haven't decided on the main colours or yarns. Think I might go down the pink colour scheme as probably by the time I get it knit it will be spring! The other is for my first attempt at 'proper' socks.
I also see that Liesl Gibson has released four new patterns under Liesl & Co patterns seen here.. Her Lisette patterns were some of the first items I made and they were great patterns, namely the Portfolio and the Market dress, so I have great hopes for these new patterns too. Definitely, got to make that plan!