A little autumn knitting on the Boardwalk

Jen Turner FO (finished not flying), HEATH - 100% Ethical Merino, Kettle Yarn Co.

I’ve been so busy with the website that I haven’t really had time to blog on all the yarn-y things I’ve been doing as well. And of course, I HAVE been knitting like a mad lady getting ready for the steadily dropping temperatures!

I finished my Boardwalk some time ago, waaaay back in early October. I’ve already worn it quite a bit and was waiting for a good outing for a photoshoot. It finally arrived on an exploration trip to quaint little Bexhill, a neighbouring seaside town, a couple of weeks ago.

We’d perched up at the De La Warr Pavilion for a coffee after wandering the endless charity shops, and as it was a suitably windy/ moody day, thought it would be perfect for some FO shots!

Bexhill

IMAGE © KETTLE YARN CO.

Knit in HEATH fingering – ethically farmed Merino – in a subtle green I named Lichen Marl. The yarn worked perfectly for the welts, just toothy enough to pop and hold those stitches in high relief, but soft enough to wear against the skin if needed.

Kettle_Yarn_Co_ Boardwalk

IMAGE © KETTLE YARN CO.

Here are a few in progress and details shots. The first image of the yarn colour matching that of a pretty building in the background is a cafe shot from our end of summer trip to Gran Canaria!

Here are a few in progress and details shots. The first image of the yarn colour matching that of a pretty building in the background is a cafe shot from our end of summer trip to Gran Canaria!

I am pretty pleased with it over all, but particularly proud of the seam at the shoulder. It took me a few tries as I kept getting confused, but once I figured it out it was magic! Love how the welt pattern is uninterrupted.

A lovely simple, but really interesting knit, this vest/top makes for a nice light, but warm layer in the autumn chill and I think I will probably get tons of wear out of it in warmer months as well. A definite keeper!