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Hand Knit Sweater and Hat

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Hello my sewing friends, hope you are doing great. I have been away from the blog because busy with other stuff and my sewing mood was so low. But things are not so bad, in the middle of my lousy mood I finished my hand knit sweater and hat. This is my first ever knitted sweater and I am happy with how it turned out. It is a simple sweater with square armhole, 2x2 rib stitch for sleeves, neckline and hem band, the rest using stockinette stitch. For the pattern, I just took note of several patterns in ravelry and knit magazine then I make my own. I am not making a note of each step as I usually did in previous projects. My hand just knit and I did it :) For the sweater I used 7 balls of schachenmayr Bravo - acrylic in white spotty colour - 00002. Each ball is 50 grams and the needles is size 3.5 mm and 4 mm. For the hat I used 1.5 balls of grignasco Australia - pure new wool in mustard colour - 906. Each ball is 50 grams, circular needles size 5 mm. I remember that the knitti