Finishing touches

I am just finishing another sweater using a favourite pattern of mine πŸ™‚ I used the Patons Denim-y yarn in Khaki Beige Denim colour. It’s a very subtle khaki with some self-striping effect that mimics denim-sun-faded lighter beige. I really like this colour because it goes with pretty much everything – a white shirt underneath and dress pants or a darker t-shirt and jeans. It’s a universal colour as well a universal pattern.While I am looking for buttons, I thought of something else… should I add a little pompom on the hood?

By the way, notice my Kitchener stitch? πŸ˜€ It looks a bit better than my last oneΒ (thank you CrawCrafts Beasties for the tip – I did keep it looser this time) but I still have a lot to learn. At least I am starting to get the idea of what should be happening πŸ˜† Β I found this very helpful video which makes it look so easy. I had to rewind it a million times until I got it right but it’s a good instructional video for first-timers.

While I am looking for buttons, I thought of something else… should I add a little pompom on the hood? What do you think?


40 responses to “Finishing touches

  1. I would definitely do a pompom – just a small one. Don’t want to over do it, do you? That Kitchener stitch is pretty impressive. I still have to master it. I think about doing it, then wimp out and rely on backstitch or (say this one quietly while blushing) over-sewing.

    • Haha πŸ˜€ I know what you mean about oversewing. I’ve been doing it too lol
      About the pompom… I was also thinking a small one. I don’t want it to be too heavy and pull the hood backwards. Maybe I’ll try and see how it looks.. Thank you for your input πŸ™‚

  2. This looks great! I bought a whole bag of chunky skeins to make a hoodie for myself – I already had the pattern bought as well, but might change it to this one!
    I know I’m in the minority, but I’d say no to a pompom, simply because it might look weird when the hood in not in use… but that’s me and I’m a weirdo πŸ™‚

    • Thank you. Let me know how your sweater turns out. I’ve always wanted to make one for myself too. I need to figure out how to increase it to adult size.
      Thanks for your input on the pompom. I’ve always made these sweaters without a pompon and it looks great. My concern is a pompon might be too heavy and pull the hood backwards. Hmm… decisions decisions lol

  3. The Kitchener is beautiful. I think it looks great without a Pom Pom. What kind of buttons are you going to use?

  4. Hooray! Look at that Kitchener stitch… I’m glad it’s working better, and thanks for the shout-out! I was also super-dependent on a video when I learned it too… Some lucky person out there has 10000 extra views on their Kitchener stitch tutorial thanks to me πŸ˜† Oh, and I think you should at least try out a pompom to see how it looks… Maybe use a contrasting colour, like a deep rich red?

    • Lol I know what you mean about the 10 000 views haha
      Thanks for the input! I’m going to be finishing up the sweater this weekend and I’ll post some pics πŸ™‚

  5. What a sweet little hoodie! I’ve been too scared to knit or crochet clothes (I don’t like gauges), but things like this make me feel like I’m missing out on so many cute patterns!

    • Thank you. I was afraid too. And started with very simple things and gained confidence that way. Just try it. The worst that can happen is you might have to take it apart πŸ™‚


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