Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Alex's new sweater

Alex finished Sturgill. It is beautiful!
Sturgill is a top-down yoke sweater knit seamlessly in the round with an optional matching cowl for a removable turtleneck. I personally love turtlenecks, but find them too warm most of the time, so rarely wear them although I love the way they look. This design solves that “problem” by featuring a removeable matching cowl that can be worn as needed, or left off entirely. 
The cowl pattern is available in a separate PDF (find it HERE)- you can get the pattern free with the purchase of the sweater (no code needed), or you may purchase the cowl separately if sweaters just aren’t your thing! ;) 
This design features short row shaping at the back neck, stranded colorwork and bobbles. Please note that there are several rounds that require 3 colors of yarn to be worked at once. I try to limit the number of these rounds, so just know that there won’t be too many of them and the 3 color effect will be worth those challenging rounds! I love adding little challenges into my patterns while still keeping the design approachable for adventurous beginners. 
Alex used tosh dk for the body and Hedgehog Merino DK for the contrasting colours.
Alex carries her Backpack every day to work. It is a great match for her sweater.
A customer came in today to purchase yarn for Joji's Washed Out (pattern purchased on Ravelry).
Pictures ©Joji Locatelli

I forgot about this shawl when I was picking my project. I love it.
Washed out is a stunning asymmetrical triangle shawl with faded stripes and lace.I chose a faded progression of colors for my sample, but we tried it in different combinations, and we decided that any order and combination looks great! Wheter it’s a fade or not.  
The stripes in this pattern will make your colors melt together as you make your way to the final and most stunning part of this project: The lace edging.

I think I might cast it on when I am finished Slow Curves.
I'm fading in the third colour.

Last week I showed the new Donegal Cottage Tweed Sock that is coming soon from Meadowcroft Dyeworks. I also ordered a few colours of DK.
The superwash merino wool is invitingly soft and luxuriously squishy, and the Donegal neps add flecks in neutral hues.

I'm knitting while flipping between the hockey and baseball games. Having to stop to change channels really cuts down on knitting time.

1 comment:

Trina said...

Alexs' sweater is amazing! Great job.