Six months. Six long months. That’s how long it took me to knit my purple faded Boxy sweater. But you know what that means? IT’S DONE! I wove in a ridiculous number of ends yesterday — it took two and a half episodes of E.R. — and now I just need to block it! But will I wear it once first? YES. Yes I will. I have to wear it to work tomorrow to show it off to my knitting group!
This used up five gorgeous skeins of yarn from stash. Well, I have enough of the solid purple left over to be sock accents for a couple of pairs of socks. And I had to dip into an extra skein for the top when I lost at yarn chicken with the last color. Thank goodness I had two skeins of a variegated purple from my last trip to my own LYS! It wasn’t a perfect match but it blended well enough.
I have slipped it on and I think it’s going to be perfect fit. That might be easier to achieve when it’s a loose, big, boxy sweater like this, but still. I’m quite pleased with it.
I’m sure I’ll share more photos later, with me wearing it and after it’s blocked. Happy Monday, friends! Hope your weekend was productive too.
I love it!! Making complementary socks is a great idea!
It’s just gorgeous!!
Thank you! 😀
I love it! It’s always so happy to see a long-term project like that get finished.
Right? That’s a big WHEW!
I love it. The fade looks great. It will be such a good weight for wearing well into spring.
Very nice – the colour fade is lovely….and I hate sewing the ends in too!
Looks great! The color fade is wonderful!
Love it! It is beautiful – love the colors, and your fade is gorgeous! Always so exciting when something you’ve been working away on is finally done 🙂
Exciting, and a relief!
So many ends….
I hope your knitting group were suitable appreciative, because it looks brilliant. I’m not a fan of boxy fits and even I want to wear it!
Thanks! I’m not sure the fit is the most flattering for me, so I probably won’t make more, but I’m glad I did this one!
It’s beautiful! 🙂
I would love to fade a Boxy but I’ve never faded before. I know I’m late to the party. Is there a formula to achieve the fade? I’ve noticed some look more striped than faded. Yours is beautifulA
The only “formula” I know is to alternate two colors before switching to the second. For example, knit Color A for ten rounds, alternate Colors A & B for ten, then knit Color B for ten. I think the longer that alternating section is, the better the fade looks, but that might just be my opinion!