We’ve been doing inventory, which is kind of a pain, but also kind of fun. It’s kind of like couples therapy where you see the yarn again and remember why you ordered it in the first place. I end up falling in love with it all over again. I want to knit it ALL.
I've had my eye on several sweaters that I've wanted to knit. There are about 10 sweaters and a two shawls on my short list. To keep myself from getting overwhelmed, I’ve limited myself to only those things I want to knit right now. This season. Which is the next three months. I got my list down to 5 sweaters and a shawl between January 10 (which is my goal for finishing the Stockholm Sweater) and March 20th.
Do you want to know what’s on my list? I’ll share it with you. On the podcast this week, I’ll go over the patterns, share my swatches, and tell you what it is I love about each garment.
A Cocoknits Method Sweater
First isEmma, Version Cby Julie Weisenberber. This sweater is a Cocoknits design, and I'm teaching this class via zoom, so I will be making it along with the students. If you’re interested, this class starts Saturday, January 14th, and you canregister here. Obviously this one is a definite on my list. I”ll be usingNoro Tsuido, a beautiful chunky tweed.
I've made many Emma Sweaters, but never the cardigan, and I'm in love with Noro Tsuido, so I’m anxious to make this.
PetiteKnit Wednesday Sweater
Next, I'm loving Petite Knits these days - especially those with the dropped shoulder construction, like my Stockholm Sweater. A lovely light dk fabric, but slow going, so I’m excited by the look of herWednesday Sweater.
I have a new yarn I want to share with you that I’ll be swatching for this sweater, so stay tuned. I promise you’ll love it.
I’m not the hugest fan of Andrea Mowry, but I do really like the Oxbow Cardigan, and have ever since she first introduced it more than 5 years ago. A chunky cardigan in a fun stitch pattern, I am thinking this will be a beautiful spring sweater in a bright fun color.
I loved the fabric I got with Juniper Moon Santa Cruz plus Kidsilk Haze, so that's what I'm planning for the Oxbow. It will be cozy, light, and super soft.
Everyone needs a classic Breton sweater in their wardrobe. I’ve been looking andthis one from Quail Studio has really captured my imaginations. It’s an especially updated version that looks just like several I’ve seen in stores.
Like this one. It's huge, but so chic. I just love it.
I think it will be gorgeous in the Alpaca Soft DK, and so luxurious right next to the skin. It would be utterly amazing in pure cashmere too. Oh my goodness…
And last but not least, I’ve committed to re-working a pattern for a large shawl in Felted Tweed Colour and Kidsilk Haze. We’ll be kitting it up and showcasing it in the fashion show at VK Live in February, so that’s a definite too.
What do you think? Which are your favorites? Do you have a plan for winter 2023? Let me know in the comments.
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