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 . . .


  1. Your color matching sensibility is legendary.

    Looking forward to seeing the outfit modeled.

  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!

    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!

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

  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!!

  4. Me encanta, el verde es mi color favorito. BESICOS.