I loved wearing my new sweater so much yesterday that I’ve decided I need more handknit sweaters in my life. And since we’re heading into spring, I thought it was time to try a lighter weight sweater. All my others have been worsted weight. I’m a little worried that it will take forever using fingering weight, and that I’ll get bored, but I won’t know until I try. I also figured it was time to make a sweater out of really good yarn, a fine merino instead of a rougher wool or an acrylic. Unfortunately, I don’t have the budget to buy a sweater’s quantity of yarn at the moment, and I haven’t bought with sweaters in mind. It looked like I was stuck and wouldn’t be able to plan a new sweater for a while…but then, I had a brilliant idea: a fade!!
This set of four yarns came home from Colorado with me last year, and it’s been in the queue for a fade shawl. But what if it became a sweater instead?? I could find a solid purple, which I wanted to do anyway, if I need more yardage. Plus, when I knit stripes or fades, wanting to get to the next color keeps me motivated, so this might help with the boredom issue too. I’m leaning toward Drea Renee’s So Faded, but if you have another fade sweater pattern you love, let me know!
Oh my goodness this will be stunning! I haven’t knit that pattern yet but it’s on my to do list
You think so?? I love the yarns together, I just hope it’s not too bright! haha, who am I kidding, the brighter the better for me!
I especially like the first three yarns together. They are very you! I’m drawn to those colors but I dress like the man in black. 🤦🏼♀️
I think a so faded would look great with those yarns. What a good idea for using up sock yarn.
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They look gorgeous together! I’m just plugging away at my first ever jumper so no suggestions from me
That’s okay, you just keep plugging!