Saturday, March 9, 2024

Fluffy Fibers

My knitting projects as of late have been more of the easy to wear type.  I find that I gravitate towards a comfy sweater on rainy days when I wish I didn't have to get out of bed because of the soggy mess outside.  Those are the knits that I pick over and over again during the Winter months.

And I do have a few of those options in my wardrobe, and more hand knit versions have been added to the collection over the years.  But what most of them have in common is that they are darker in color, with a few bright pink exceptions.  So when I decided that a lighter pastel should join the group, this lovely robin's egg blue/turquoise colored yarn seemed like an excellent choice.

I had to check my notebook where I keep track of my sewing and knitting projects, but this sweater was started back in December 2021.  While the knitting did not take very long, it did take an eternity to get around to blocking and eventually wearing the finished knit.  But once I started wearing it this Winter, I couldn't get enough.

This is not my first project using KnitPicks "Wonderfluff" and it probably won't be my last.  While this particular color seems to shed a tiny bit more than the pink and forest green sweaters that I have made, it is rather miraculous how little it does transfer to other items of clothing, like dark colored wool jackets.  For something that looks rather angora-esque, it behaves nothing like that fuzzy, shed-happy fiber.

For the pattern, I decided to make another "Cherie" since I get so much wear out of the previous version that I made.

It's not the most exciting knitting project in the world, but it sure is relaxing to work with a fuzzy fiber in stockinette stitch. 

And I'm not sure that a massively textured pattern would be shown to its best advantage in a yarn with this much aura.

I do have a few skeins in a lavendar hue, so perhaps I will test that theory next Winter.

But for now, I'm quite content with this classic style sweater to keep me nice and snug on a cold day.

1 comment:

  1. I am very impressed with your sweater. I just learned to knit this year and I'm still in the very wonky results stage, this really inspires me!