YOP – Year 4 Week 1


This is week one in year 4 of our group year of projects on Ravelry, you can read more about it all here and it’s never too late to join in.

Last week saw the wrap up of year 3, it’s always so exciting looking back and seeing all you did manage to achieve and it was really interesting visiting all the blogs taking part and seeing that.

This week though is all about Year 4 and the list of projects for this coming year.

This year for me I list see-sawed between working through a book of patterns or creating a list. In the end I opted for the created list.

The created list was formed from patterns in my favourites list at the end of yop3 or patterns I already had in my library on Ravelry.

I have so many that I think it’s a good idea to work through those first, some have been there quite awhile.

So before we look at what I was working on this past week, let’s first look at the list from which I will be working from.

The list is broken down into sections with the first three sections or main sections containing just 12 patterns each, links to the patterns are given in the list where there are some. I want to try and keep the top three sections formal with no veering off from. I’ve spent quite a bit of time choosing each of these patterns so I’m hoping having put in that time now it will prevent that dreaded chopping and changing of patterns and so leave time for the actual creating of the items. The other two sections are a little less formal, just to keep that side of me happy also. They are sections that I can add to throughout the year. They start off with a couple of ideas in each some I can say and some I can’t just yet.

That makes 5 sections to the list, that doesn’t sound ambitious at all, hmmmm that might just be a first.

YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List

Garments :-

  1. Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14
  2. Miss Marple for Elizabeth
  3. Eole for girls for Evelyn
  4. Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
  5. Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
  6. Featherweight wrap to knit 
  7. Ravello
  8. Paulie
  9. Old Romance
  10. Idlewood
  11. Old Town
  12. Lawrence

Shawls :-

  1. Drops of Firelight – started 31st Oct 13
  2. Carradal
  3. Ishneich
  4. Sonetto Shawl
  5. Kir Royale
  6. Dark Champagne
  7. Malgven
  8. Morvarch
  9. Taliesin
  10. Nine Maidens
  11. Ocean Breeze
  12. Kyna

Crochet Blankets :-

  1. Rose Gingham Blanket – started 19th May 14
  2. Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th Apr 14
  3. Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th Jun 14
  4. Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th Apr 14
  5. Lavender Blanket
  6. Dahlia Blanket
  7. Sunflower Blanket
  8. Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
  9. Corner to Corner Blanket
  10. Crayon Blanket
  11. Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
  12. Tetris Blanket

Designs :-

  1. Water Path Cowl – started 4th Jul 14

Gifts :- 

  1. Dishcloth sets x 6
  2. Rainbow Blankets x 3
  3. Baby Blanket
  4. Purple, Black and Cream Blanket

So there you have it the five sections set out for YOP-Year 4. As you can see some projects are wip’s and brought over some have been started this week. I’ve put in my links to my project page on ravelry for them where they are started and just to the pattern themselves where they are not started yet. In the case of the crochet blankets that have no link those are ideas and what the inspiration will be for the blanket.

Again the aim is to keep my YOP- Year 4 project page on Ravelry up to date and that can be found here. I’ve also updated the Year of Projects page at the top of the blog with the list and links which I’m hoping to keep up to date also.

With all that out of the way now lets take a look at what has been worked on this week with some pictures.

The start of this week saw me working on the Rose Gingham Blanket. With all the strips done it was time to attach them to each other. It took a little time having to change from white to pink for joining. It’s all done now and the border is left to do.

Here it is without it’s border.

Rose Gingham Blanket

Rose Gingham Blanket

I then cast on a cowl I was designing last yop year and although it turned out lovely and I still enjoy wearing it, it just wasn’t quite what I envisaged and so I never wrote up the pattern, this time I’m tweaking things in it and hoping it turns out to be the design I had originally in my head. It would be nice to write it up and get it tested this time.

Water Path Cowl

Water Path Cowl

I also cast on the Sunday sweater pattern for Caoimhe, just called Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater. I’m using a DK weight and I’m knitting it to a size 10 year old even though that’s what age she is she measures to  6/7 age size. The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn but does if certain instructions for using a dk weight so I’m hoping by doing the size 10 in the dk weight it will come out a tad smaller and not swamp poor Caoimhe. It’s in her favourite colour also of purple.

Caoimhe's Sunday Sweater

Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater

This week work will continue on these projects and let’s hope for progress.

I also had a new pattern release to my A Land Close By range. Details of which can be found here.


Looking forward to checking out lists and catching up with all the other yop’ers.


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16 Responses to YOP – Year 4 Week 1

  1. Ylva says:

    I think that is a good ambitious list! Not too ambitious though, you are a productive person 🙂 And I really love that gingham effect on the blanket, I might take inspiration from that to my next blanket project.. 🙂

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you I was thinking my list didn’t look so ambitious and that would be a first but perhaps it is. I’d love to see what you did with a gingham effect 🙂

  2. The blanket looks well so far, I’m glad it turned out for you!

  3. Kepanie says:

    It’s so much fun picking patterns for the list,yeah? You have terrific projects started. I love the idea of a Sunday sweater. I can’t wait to see more.

  4. mmmyc6 says:

    Great looking list and organized as always! I love that colour for the Caoihme’s Sunday Sweater!

  5. I thought you said it wasn’t too ambitious? LOL! Although for you it probably isn’t…for me….that would be a lifetime list…ha, ha. I love it though and all your projects are terrific. I need to start over with my Blackberry Salad, I had/have a problem with turning the rows so watch out but you are a better crocheter so you probably won’t have that problem. I too would love to try that gingham effect blanket. I do love my blankets but my list is short and sweet this year and hopefully attainable. After I get all those projects done then maybe. So glad we are having another year together with lots of new people too.
    I can’t wait to see the border for the gingham blanket and I see you;re doing some entrelac? Your yarn choices are so pretty….I better go get my list published. Have a great first week of YOP Year #4!

  6. soknitsome says:

    Your Rose Gingham blanket is gorgeous! Are you not being a tad ambitious with the rest of your plans for the year? Good luck!

  7. Lucy Bowen says:

    Fab list!! Knowing you (a little) that looks just about right, not too ambitious, but room for additions! Love seeing your blanket taking shape.

  8. The Rose Gingham blanket looks gorgeous. Can’t wait to see how you finish it. Your list makes my head spin. Of course, so does the idea of being surrounded by children. You’re a wonder!

  9. Gwenyth Love says:

    Looks like you are going to have a very busy year! Can’t wait to read the updates!

  10. Wow, very ambitious! Good luck!

  11. kimmery4 says:

    Ruth! I love y our list! Old Romance has made it onto my favorites list as well as a couple of y our shawl patterns. You do such lovely work and I can’t wait to see some of these beauties knit up. Your cowl pattern has piqued my curiosity as cowls are perfect for my climate in the winter. Here’s to us and Here’s to Year 4!

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