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So Faded

September 13, 2017

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!

sleeve detail! I think Fly is my very favourite Hedgehog colourway

Project Details:

Pattern: So Faded Pint Sized by Andrea Mowry

Yarn: Hedgehog Sock in ‘harijuku’, ‘oracle’, ‘pesto’, ‘boom box’, and ‘fly’

The ‘pesto-boombox-fly’ part of this fade

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:

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2017 3:47 am

    This inspired me! I have a few skeins if equally bright speckles that would make a perfect faded sweater for my 4-year-old! It’s definitely on my list to knit next.

  2. September 25, 2017 4:49 am

    the color combination and the pattern is amazing, I really love your designs. I will definitely try this pattern and the colors once i will get more hold on it.


  3. September 14, 2017 7:48 am

    Wonderful! My daughter remember grade one sweater. We made grumpy cat buttons (before The Grumpy Cat) of shrinks dinks. Maybe I’ll knit her a sweater next year for her first year teaching.

  4. Nellie (on ravelry) permalink
    September 13, 2017 5:23 pm

    Love to watch your children grow up and their lovely knits.

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