In order to create Strange Brew Emily and I spend a LOT of time swatching colour combinations and motifs. Some sweaters just took a swatch or 2, others took 3-4 full adult size yoke attempts to get it just right (I’m looking at you Marshland!). I knit the adult yoke SEVERAL times, until I was so sick of looking at those colours I cast on for Jones’ warm yellow one instead. That’s when I hit upon the motifs I liked best.
You can buy the Marshland single pattern PDF here, or the Strange Brew ebook, which is a great value, it includes 14 colourwork patterns and our top tips; all photographed against Iceland’s majestic scenery.
It has been so much fun to see the amazing combinations knitters have come up with! I recently took a stroll through Ravelry and Intagram (#marshlandsweater) and here are some of my favourite Marshland projects!
While I tend towards earthier colour combos, I LOVE seeing the bright and fun combos knitters have come up with! From bright coral to rainbows and everything in between!
Who wore it best?!
I love that lilp00hbear knit up this gorgeous Marshland for her hubby….but has borrowed it on occasion!
It’s fun to see a few hacks in there too! I love the way this steeked cardigan by bryanneashley turned out. The collar hack from brienne_moody is great for a more open neckline. Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts mashed up the Marshland charts with her R&R hoodie pattern for her son!
A few more faves
There were just so many! Here are a few more great Marshland sweaters.
So, with all this fantastic inspiration around, what will you choose for your Marshland sweater?