FO - Iceland inspired baby sweater

I have to say this one was Iceland inspired - I never saw a sweater with as much color work in the body as this one but I wanted to practice with the designs. The sweater reminds me of fall leaves in the yard. I also ran out of the dark brown before finishing the sweater so I bought some more (three years later). You can definitely see an example of how different dye lots can be. I tried to minimize any problem by using the new skein in the yoke and by dividing the two colors by at least one row of the tan. It works okay. In some light there's no difference, but in other light you can definitely see it. The yarn is your basic Paton's Classic Wool. I'm a big fan of it. I'm working an adult sized sweater now with some pretty bulky wool I bought in Iceland. Working it one size 11 needles at 3 stitches per inch. I have to say, even though it's knitting up quickly, I much prefer less bulky yarns and working on size 6, 7, or 8.

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QueerJoe's picture

This is just plain beautiful. I always love when someone can take a defect and turn it into a design element.

Photos (especially flash photos) have a way of showing color variations very well and I honestly think you did a great job of incorporating the dye lot change into a beautiful sweater.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice knitting and design. Congrats -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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

albert's picture

Well knit, beautifully balanced pattern!

WillyG's picture

Ooh, this is nice! Did you improvise this, or is there a pattern?

purlyman's picture

ummm... mostly improvised. the color patterns i have in an icelandic pattern book. The sweater pattern is sort of the same one I've been using except that it's not raglan and I made up the collar with button over to the side. So I guess there isn't a pattern... I'd have to go back to it to really figure out what I did.


Bradferd's picture

I still like it. I want one in my size... Now, how to make myself one! LOL.

ronhuber's picture

Really charming. Lovely pattern.