In the summer of 2015 Emily R and I had an idea: we should knit matching sweaters for our kids! They are cousins after all, and who doesn’t love a good matchy photoshoot right? We used Emily’s rainbow leftovers from Ellis’ chevron blanket (SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in ‘saffron’ and ‘glacier’, Madelinetosh Vintage in ‘grasshopper’, ‘medieval’ and ‘tomato’) and chose Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in ‘sand’ for a nice neutral backdrop. We decided on a Flax sweater with the only modification being the rainbow.
Well, I knocked out the Hunter size sweater quick. The Jonesie size went a little slower, and the Bodhi size crawled (Em had long finished her wee Ellis sized sweater!).
The Jones and Bodhi sizes took me so long that I had to rip back the Jones one and add length to the arms and body and Emily had to do the same for Ellis’! So, a year after our intended finish date we did it: September sweaters!
This one is pretty simple, once you have done 2 rounds of the body in the main colour, switch to a rainbow! We used 5 colours and 3 stripes of each colour for all the sizes.
The bright pops of rainbow worked perfectly and I even got a shot of everyone looking at the camera at the same time (not an easy feat with these kiddos I assure you). I am absolutely in love with the results and although Jonesies will only fit him for another minute, at least there are hand-me-downs a plenty! Ellis will have a rainbow sweater in his size until he is 8 or so.
More rainbow bright knits from TCK: