Ravelympics and Little Birds

With the last Olympics came the Knitting Olympics hosted by The Yarn Harlot.

This Olympics came Ravelympics hosted by Ravelry!

The idea is simple: knit a project in the time between the Opening Ceremonies and the Closing Ceremonies.

This was my project, the Little Birds Cardigan from Twist Collective designed by Ysolda Teague.

Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift in Eesit (natural undyed)- 2 balls
Leprechaun-1 ball
Petrol blue- 1 ball
Lunar blue- 1 ball

as well as Jaggerspun Highland Heather in Stone- 1 cone, 1400 yards.

Needles: US 1 & US 3

It fits well, I chose to make 3/4 sleeves. My gauge was a tad tighter than recommended so I was still able to follow the charts precisely for my size and have them come out just the right length.

The body is a good length too, just to my hips. The photo in the group above makes it look short since my tank is hanging out the bottom and my pants are sagging a little low. George was the photographer this morning and let’s just say that was the best, most flattering of the bunch ;o)

For knitting it in just under 3 weeks I am pretty pleased! I did take a few days off here and there. I don’t feel like I really pushed myself like I could have to have it finished by the closing ceremonies. Sadie’s slumber party for her 11th birthday took precedence the Friday and Saturday of the Olympics final weekend. No knitting was done those days!

The pattern was written pretty well. I felt a little lost towards the top/end where some shaping in the shoulders and back was happening but my common sense took over and I just did what I thought made sense. It worked out well and fits exactly as it should.

Overall it was a fun knit and I know I will love wearing it!


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