Amazing Sweaters to Cast On
I've had such a positive response to my current sweater projects that I'm writing them up for the blog for reference. I've been totally into winter weight colorwork knitting this year!
I think using heavier weight yarns to learn stranded colorwork is fabulous. You get a lot of visual bang for your buck & it can be easier to switch colors with slightly larger yarn.
First up, is my Sanguine Sweater. I opted for a two color sweater, instead of using 4+ as suggested by the pattern. It helps keep things simple & reduced the number of skeins you need to buy.
I opted for Amy March Worsted, but if I were to knit it again, I would choose Amy DK instead. My gauge was right in between, and I think the slightly lighter option is the way to go for wearability.
Pattern: Sanguine Sweater by Morgan Woltersdorf
I used Glimmer as the light / background color, and Arabian Nights in place of all the accent colors. Full details can be found on my Ravelry project page here.
Next up is my ZigZag Jumper - knit in Amy March Bulky. This sweater just zips off the needles, thanks to the bulky yarn. Amy Bulky is a little lighter than the yarn used in the pattern, but my gauge was spot on, and the fabric feels wonderful. It's a great matchup of yarn & pattern.
Pattern: ZigZag Jumper by Mrs. Moon
If you'd like a kit made up for the ZigZag Jumper, email me. I'm happy to dye one up for you while custom ordering is open.
Full details & in-progress photos are waiting for you right here on my Ravelry project page.
I also put together an alternate color palettes, for those of you who prefer to wear cooler colors (These can be kitted for you, too!):
Old Gold, Art Deco, Conifer, Storm
Antique Teal, Art Deco, Conifer, Storm
Old Gold, Art Deco, Conifer, Champagne
Let's get a little adventurous with some crochet, shall we? Yes, this sweater is crocheted! I consider myself to be little better than a novice crocheter, and the Taroko sweater pattern is perfect for a new crocheter looking for their next project.