Return to my Kiovua

Days are good, my hip is starting to feel better (but I’m still taking it easy), and the cat has calmed down. Okay, I had to give him several of my little knitted projects to sleep on, but the cat trap worked and I’m knitting in peace.

Socks and some knitted mitts make an effective cat trap as it turns out.

With two evenings of peaceful knitting I’ve made a lot of progress on the Koivua sweater that I’m knitting. Check it out!

Now that I’m working my way down a sleeve I’m starting to get excited about the sweater!! My project notes are here.

I did an additional repeat of the knit/purl textured section at the bottom of the sweater and then decided to do corrugated ribbing and an I-cord bind off instead of the all white ribbing that the pattern called for. The ribbing at the top of the sweater really pulled in, and I decided that I didn’t want that going on in my sweater since the patterned section is going to try to balloon out and misbehave as it is. Hopefully the corrugated ribbing will tame things once I’m wearing this baby.

I’m now tacking some sleeve modifications as I’m not sure that I want them to bell out as much as the pattern has. Stay tuned for more pattern trickery!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

15 thoughts on “Return to my Kiovua”

  1. Oh, my goodness! MacKenzie must get away with a LOT given the unreal amount of cuteness. He would at my house!! LOL Your Koivua is looking great, especially with that awesome corrugated ribbing mod!

    1. He excels at cuteness; you’d never guess what a strong-will cat he is from the pictures. He is just a wonderful companion, really he is. As long as I keep handing over the cookies!

      The Koivua is really coming along now. So happy with it. I’m playing around with the sleeves and hoping that I won’t have to rip.

  2. This really is going to be such a beautiful jumper. The icord in the dark at the bottom looks lovely. Have you tried washing some strands of the pink and pale yarns together in warm water to check for colour fastness? There are solutions if there is a risk the deep colour will run, may be worth testing with the yarn first. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks. I’m racing down the sleeve now and can’t wait to show it off. MacKenzie is helping me (NOT!) as usual. Yesterday I was able to go up stairs, so I’m continuing to see hip improvement. Yay!

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