October 2, 2019

Last year when it seemed like all of instagram was knitting up sweaters from Good Night Day, I too decided to give it a go. I had started and given up on a few other knitting projects, but fell hard for the chunky turtleneck and cropped length of the Moosonee sweater so I thought I would give it a try.

After a lot of indecision I finally landed on the merino wool Chill yarn from Sugar Bush Yarns in the color Wintery Wine. I have to admit that this took me an entire year to knit. No because it should have. It’s a quite an easy knit and the chunky yarn knits up really fast, but I just had a hard time sticking to it. I am still very much a beginner knitter so every time I sat down to knit I had to really concentrate.

The final result is far from perfect, but I am pretty pleased with myself nonetheless. I knitted a whole sweater! Which for me is huge. I can look past the mistakes. And the good thing about it taking a whole year is I finished it just in time for the weather to turn cold again.

I would definitely recommend this pattern for the beginner who is ready to take on their first sweater. For me, it’s been good to remember what it feels like to be a beginner at a new craft. This took a lot patience and some serious determination but the end result makes me want to start a new project right away.

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  • Reply Natasha October 2, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    It’s cute! I really like what you said about what it feels like to be a beginner. It’s so important for us to remember in all of the ways we interact with other people, and especially as members of our sewing community. Your sweater is making me want to try knitting again.

  • Reply Rebecca October 3, 2019 at 4:36 AM

    What a great sweater, the cropped length is really cute. I just love the color! Well done!

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