Friday, May 15, 2020

Out of Season Knitting


For whatever reason, in this new Covid world in which we live, I am finding myself drawn more and more to knitting and crochet projects.


This is the first of the lot.  I was rummaging through a pile of paperwork, looking to put things away, and I stumbled across a printout of this pattern.  I first found it many years ago, and it looked promising.  The pattern is called "Quick Knit 1940s Style Sweater," which pretty much sums it up, I think.


And so I set out to find an appropriate yarn.  Which I managed to find in the stash.  At one point I started using this Knit Picks City Tweed for a wrap sweater, but the stockinette stitch did little for the lovely textured yarn.  I didn't get very far with the project before putting it away.


Lucky for me, I had enough yarn for this particular sweater, because I think the faux cable pattern suits the tweedy bits very nicely.


And like the name of the sweater, this is a massively quick knit.  In fact, I couldn't believe how fast this project came together.


It probably has to do with the fact that I tend to use fingering weight for most projects.  But even so, this thing just flew along.


Sure, I have more at-home time these days, but finishing a sweater in less than ten days is unheard of for me.


And while working with wool may be a bit out of season at the moment, I can't wait until I get to wear my new sweater!


I have an old deep plum colored skirt made of rayon jacquard that needs refashioning, and I think the two pieces would make an excellent pairing.  I just have to figure out exactly what I want to do with that skirt . . .



5 comments:

  1. Your color matching sensibility is legendary.

    Looking forward to seeing the outfit modeled.

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  2. This is utterly gorgeous and would look amazing with deep plum, for sure! I've had this pattern in my queue for a while, too. Out of curiosity, how did you convert it to a DK weight pattern? Just swatching and calculating the number of repeats you'd need? I have a DK weight in my stash that would be great for this sweater, so now I'm strongly considering making it!

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    1. For the yarn weight substitution, yes, I just swatched and figured out how big I wanted the pieces to be. The stitch pattern is really, really stretchy!

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    2. Good to know, thanks for the details! Looking forward to seeing outfit photos with it at some point!

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  3. Love that pattern! I'll have to check it out. I just finished a lace shawl and looking for another project! You did a wonderful job on this one!!

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