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!
Such awesome knits from (clockwise from top left) amandaecc, danniellesteen30, estelle78, greenearth124, dublin16, bonniedegros of Union Fiber, and andrewonehalf.
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!
Bright and fun from snowberrylime, lvanleeuwen, mollshumway, and krityum!
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.
Beautiful knits from (clockwise from top left) theleaninglarch, ms.knitsalot, karo913, hikesandbikes, maromago, and MttCavin
So, with all this fantastic inspiration around, what will you choose for your Marshland sweater?
September 2, 2019 @ 11:04 am
Love the yellow one and that hoodie hack!
August 26, 2019 @ 4:55 am
I think I’m more of a small things knitter than a sweater knitter, but I REALLY want to knit the Marshland. It’s my favorite design from Strange Brew. Seeing all these different takes on it is so much fun, too. Really inspiring!
August 25, 2019 @ 8:50 am
All these knit patterns are so beautiful. Great work, fabric, color and design of each and every piece. Specially loved that black one.
August 23, 2019 @ 9:52 am
Loving all your pictures but loved also seeing your children grow in your pics as well. The hooded sweater is a favorite. How about an add on hood pattern?
August 22, 2019 @ 8:32 am
I was super lucky to win a drawing at my LYS for a hardback copy of Strange Brew. It is one of my treasured books now, with its gorgeous photography and sweater patterns. I highly recommend it for other knitters.