FO: Technicolor

kylewilliam's picture

Completed in 13 days (August 16-29, 2009) - using a basic top-down raglan knitting pattern and adding a technique of alternating 2 yarns every 2 rows, I created this sweater using 12 different skeins of Noro Kureyon wool yarn. Exploiting the subtle color changes, I was careful to try to blend the end of one skein with the beginning of another.

The neckband, waistband and cuff ribbings were done with the more "neutral" color of the alternating two. I decided that because of the way the colors change that it's probably best to just let the colors do their work. There's no way to know what a sweater like this will look like until it's knitted - the yarns all change so randomly that it's always a surprise! I am planning on doing another of these sweaters, but next time I plan on buying 6 of one colorway and 6 of another colorway (or a solid) and striping this way...

It also won yesterday [2nd Place] at the Los Angeles County Fair, 2009 "Men Knit Too" Contest


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It's a great sweater and the colours have worked perfectly.

rc_in_sd's picture

Kyle, the way those colors came together is beautiful! I admire your vision in combining the yarns that way. And congrats on the win at the Fair!!

Aaronknits's picture

That's awesome! Congrats on your win at the fair!

albert's picture

Beautiful! I have been "stripeophobic", but your work has given me a new and inspiring view of stripes. Now the percolation starts- thanks much, Kyle, and kudos!

Very beautiful!

kylewilliam's picture

thanks guys - I started a new one today - using plymouth yarn mushishi (95% wool, 5% silk) combined with some mystery yarn that I got at the MSKR '09 - it's a gigantic cone that has probably enough yarn for 2 or 3 sweaters! - we'll see what happens with it... looks pretty good so far, but not *quite* as exciting to knit as the crazily colored one...



ronhuber's picture

Wow!!!! Congratulations.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Lovely sweater, Kyle. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.