Last chance for Knits Stars! Enrollment CLOSES Thursday, September 14th at midnight PST. Enroll today and learn to design your own Fair Isle yoked sweater. We give you all of our tips and tricks and you have access to 9 other amazing instructors. Included on that list is Andrea Mowry, designer of the So Faded sweater (like the one I knit below) and Beata of Hedgehog Fibers (the yarn I used for Hunter’s So Faded)!
Okay, so occasionally I am prone to jump on a knitting bandwagon, and it seems like everyone is faded crazy lately! For good reason, it’s super fun and an excellent way to take on a whole bunch of speckled onesies in the stash. I could only sit on the sidelines for so long, I took the plunge with a new So Faded Pint Sized sweater for Hunter!
I knit a lot (in cast you couldn’t tell), but I mostly like to design new things, and knit up different versions of other things we have designed. There are only so many hours in the day, so although my list of ‘things I would love to knit, designed by other people’ is pretty long, I only occasionally get to check one off the list. I have enjoyed following Andrea Mowry for a while now, and when I took a look at some Hedgehog pretties that were hanging around in my stash, it was time to cast on!
Pattern: So Faded Pint Sized by Andrea Mowry
Yarn: Hedgehog Sock in ‘harijuku’, ‘oracle’, ‘pesto’, ‘boom box’, and ‘fly’
While I’m more of a black/grey/jeans wardrobe kinda girl, Hunter enjoys bright and fun. I knew I would have a blast knitting with these speckles too, so I cast on a So Faded Pint Sized! I mean, she NEEDED a new sweater for Grade 1 right? This might be the fastest I have ever knit ANYTHING in fingering weight yarn. I shy away from the time it takes, but I always so love the result. It’s light and warm, and super fun. It screams unicorns and rainbows and my little pony, and I love it. Best of all? It was simple and fun to knit and Hunter loves it too!
TCK patterns that could use a fade: