Last but not least in my series of September Sweaters is the green sweater for wee Bodhi. I originally thought I would knit trees (I mean, it’s a green sweater, it needs trees…obviously), but when I saw Emily’s swatch hat for Neve I thought to myself: snowflakes, it’s gotta be snowflakes!
When I made Hunter and Jones’ yokes I worked colourwork for the complete yoke depth, from just after the short row shaping all the way to the neckline. For Bodhi’s yoke I had a different approach – I wanted a single striking Fair Isle motif right in the middle of the yoke.
I knit the sleeves and body per the Strange Brew pattern. Once I had joined the yoke I worked short row shaping before the patterning, just like in the other 2 sweaters. I decided I didn’t want to incorporate my decreases into the chart itself. Instead, I worked 8 rounds in MC, worked my first decrease, worked my chart, then worked my second decreases, knit 7 rounds in MC, and my last decrease, then the ribbing. This made the ratios slightly different than in the pattern, but as we say, the numbers are squishy, and it worked out just fine! I didn’t want to do the snowflakes exactly the same as Emiy had for Neve’s hat so I tried a different style of snowflake with little cross motifs in between.
There you have it, Bodhi’s simple snowflake sweater. So, now that this year’s epic September sweater photoshoot is done, it’s time to start plotting for next year! Maybe a series of cabled sweaters? Perhaps it is the year of Gramps sweaters? Bumble? More Fair Isle? Decisions, decisions…..
Do you have any epic knitting traditions?
More Fair Isle fun from Tin Can Knits: