I am always inspired by the mountains. Their geometric shape and grand scale always inspire me to take out my camera. Viewing the majestic peaks on many childhood (and adulthood) trips to the Rocky Mountains is undoubtedly the root of my lifelong love.
Mountain Mist is the perfect gateway sweater. It just has a smidge of colour work but to great effect. It evokes the mountains fading into the distance, first bold and strong, then slowly fading into the mist. Perfect for a beautiful ombre of yarn in your very favourite colours.
I knit up Mountain Mist (and the Mountain Mist hat) in one of my current yarn obsessions: Stone Wool Cormo. The yarn is soft and light, with 2 plys that give it a bit of texture. I love the palette they have chosen and I knew this sweater would be perfect in their ombre of tealy blues, Ozark 1, 2, and 3.
Mountain Mist Details:
Pattern: Mountain Mist
Needles: US 6 / 4mm and US 8 / 5mm
A swatchy hat
If Mountain Mist is your first foray into stranded colourwork, we highly recommend knitting the Mountain Mist hat to start. This bite-sized project will give you a chance to trial the colours and yarn you’ve chosen, practice keeping your floats loose, and check gauge before you embark on your sweater. In our opinion, hats make the very best swatches!
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