Named Sloane Sweater from 1m of fabric

Named Sloane Sweater from 1m of fabric

I'll admit, 1 metre of fabric does not give you a whole lot of options. When I bought this I couldn't really stretch to another half metre and had my fingers crossed I could get something out of it. I know for sure that I can get a longline Seamwork Astoria sweater out of 1m, but I have a hundred of these and was hoping I could get something a bit more cosy to wear. The Named Sloane Sweatshirt was top of the list of patterns to start trying to arrange on my little metre. I enjoy wearing my first Atelier Brunette version in the winter because it has a high neck and is fairly close fitting. Unusual features that I like about this pattern are the fact that it has set in sleeves rather than the raglan style usually found in sweatshirts and the french darts that make the sweatshirt steer away from the baggy look. 
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Beatrice Hat in Rowan Sultano Fine

Beatrice Hat in Rowan Sultano Fine

The very first time that I came across Rowan Sultano Fine yarn was at a Knitting and Stitching Show. I was so tempted at the time to buy some because it feels so soft, but it was a little out of my budget so I reluctantly put it aside. Skip forward a couple of years and I was looking at it again and stumbled across a much reduced skein, due to it being discontinued. I have to say, I had planned on this being a Christmas gift, but when it was finished I tried it on for sizing and it suited so well I decided to keep it! It feels amazing to wear and the variation on the rib adds an unusual texture that looks good too. The fact that it's a free pattern and that the yarn was reduced makes it even better. 
(FYI - I did manage a replacement gift of a matching hat and mitts set for the original recipient that suited their colouring better, so didn't feel too bad about keeping it for myself). 
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