Nearly three weeks have passed since I bound off my sister’s cardigan, and I am ready to cast on for a new sweater! I enjoy making the little projects in between the larger ones, but I have had the realization that my real joy comes from sweater knitting. And I can’t deny the joy any longer!
My queue is long, and there are many beautiful sweaters on the list, but I must say that there is a recent addition to the list that I just can’t get out of my head. I picked up two Rebecca magazines in January, and this sweater was an instant stand out.
With a stash of odds and ends, and a few cohesive groupings, this pullover seems like it could actually be a real stashbuster too – using yarns that have been in my stash for many moons… I pulled out my random worsted weight skeins and did a little color matching. I came up with several combinations, but after a lot of shifting, I decided on this one:
Clockwise: DB Cashmerino, Jo Sharp Wool, Cascade Lana d’Oro,
Knit Picks Andean Silk, and Jo Sharp Wool
They are not all exactly the same gauge, but close enough to make it work, in my estimation. I am thinking that the brown will be the main color, and the others will be the highlights in the stranded colorwork. I reserve the right to change it up if the swatch looks weird. However, in my mind, and with a little visualization help, I think it just might work.
…and this very well could be the great elemental pullover – it has colors from each phase of Project Spectrum! I hope I can finish it before the end of PS
Cast on is imminent!