With the year of the sweater underway (if you missed it details are here) it is time to make a serious wardrobe assessment for myself. I only really have 1 knitted sweater for myself, my Antler cardigan. While I have a lot of kiddie sweaters and a few designs planned for 2015 I will also be knitting 3 sweaters for me!
First up is a Prairie Fire pullover. I’m going to knit it in the GORGEOUS Rainbow Heirloom Sweater Emily gave me for Christmas (the color is Black Cherry, of course). I have knit a few smaller sizes of this sweater and I love it. The lace repeat isn’t too tough for me to memorize but it probably won’t be conversational knitting.
Conversational knitting definition: knitting that can be done while carrying on a conversation. The opposite of conversation knitting would be quiet corner knitting.
Which brings me to a dilemma. I have this beautiful yellow (it’s called Princess Phone) in Plucky Sweater. I originally intended to knit myself a Gramps sweater with a nice brown contrast color, but now I’m thinking I would love a Flax in this color. Decisions decisions.
I also have a beautiful stash of Tanis Fiber Arts Amber Label DK in ‘seabreeze’. I am going to knit myself a Windswept sweater in it, but I think I’ll make it a cardigan instead of a pullover (I’ll post all the details, don’t worry). I love the lace panel on the Windswept and have been wanting to knit one since Emily first showed me a sketch!
So my question for you is, which sweater are you knitting for yourself in the year of the sweater? Do you throw on a pullover? Prefer an open cardigan?
sweaters Alexa is knitting in 2015
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February 13, 2015 @ 3:22 pm
i love your black cherry and sea swept color ways! Such beautiful yarn!! I am learning socks this year but have 3 different sweater kits on the horizon, one of which is the Dark and Stormy top-down sweater on Ravelry. Another is the cable hoodie from Interweave Knits. Both of them are huge projects for me and I am hesitant to start one of them, especially since I have never made myself a sweater, and the only one I ever made didn’t fit the intended recipient. I need to get over that I suppose. Thanks for sharing your plans for knitterly 2015! I enjoy reading your blog!
February 13, 2015 @ 12:02 am
I’d like to knit a pullover out of a lightweight bulky yarn, so it’s thick, but not heavy. I’m spinning the wool for it, so who knows when it will be done!
February 12, 2015 @ 5:16 pm
I love your choices of the 3 sweaters!! I am currently knitting Jackaroo Cardigan: First Fall 2013 Knitty in Foula wool from the Foula Island in Scotland with my Hand-spun alpaca and wool for ribbing. I was afraid I’d run out of the Foula. I’m also working on Turtleneck Jacket from Knit.Wear fall/winter 2013. I’m treating it like a canvas and will applique/sew pieces of Japanese Boro (indigo dyed cotton rags) onto the back. The yarn for this is Condon’s wool from P.E.I. and is for outerwear as is the Foula. I will make a double collar on the Turtleneck jacket to take care of the itch factor!!
I really enjoy your website and have the Antler Pattern in my queue too!!
February 12, 2015 @ 5:36 am
It’s all cardigans for me. I love to layer and they fit the bill better for that. An Ivar is almost finished, a Chicane for my grandson goes on the needles next, and then another yet to be decided cardi for me…..with a few socks, scarves, etc shoved between! There is something, too, about being able to leave a cardi hanging over a chair as eye candy for me where a pullover is just something I need to fold and put away.
February 11, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
I’m finishing a complex sweater for Spring, and a bulky cardigan for the rest of the winter. i want to knit a Flax for my son, and at least two lightweight sweaters for summer, short sleeved dolman. And I need cardigans, so I intend a fair number of my 12 projects to be cardigans. Oh yes, I have a Seabreeze lace tunic to finish too…love your Seabreeze stash.
February 11, 2015 @ 3:49 pm
Harvest for me. Hopefully 2 additional sweaters as well. I usually prefer cardigans.
February 11, 2015 @ 1:56 pm
My knitting is split between cardigans and pullovers. But all of the cardigans I knit are with positive ease, or meant to be worn open. Every cardigan I’ve knit that has been meant to be worn closed has done weird things.
February 11, 2015 @ 12:57 pm
I just found your blog and subscribed to your newsletter ;–)) I have come back to knitting after a very long break ( began learning to knit from my Grandmere when I was about 5!! And am now 71 !!) . I will knitting your Antler cardigan which I absolutely LOVE! Just sent for pattern and am casting around (hahaha) for yarn…hugs, beautiful site and great tutorials…Julierose