I really want to start a new sweater. Sweaters are my favorite type of projects. I like to knit them in the round so I work on the body for a while then set them down, start a small project and then come back to a sleeve. They take long enough to really sink your teeth into. I’m on a yarn diet though and pouring through all the sweater patterns on Ravelry just seems cruel. So I thought instead I would share some of the pullovers I’ve made in the past.
This is one of my favorites I made it when I found out I was moving to London. I made it from free pattern from Drops that I modified to have long sleeves. I knit it in Knitpicks Stroll in Fedora (brown), Dusk (blue), and Peapod (green). The sweater is about two years old and it barely shows it. It’s one that I look forward to putting on each winter. In fact I am wearing it now.
I finished this Leyfi when I was staying in a tent in Yellowstone National Park on my Honeymoon. As you can imagine I have some strong memories attached to it. It’s knit with New Lanark’s Donegal Silk Tweed Aran. I love the lace on the neckline.
This sweater is another modification of a Drops pattern. I changed it from a cardigan to a pull over. I wanted it to have some negative ease. Negative ease and cardigans don’t play well together. I knit it in Blue Sky Alpaca’s Alpaca Silk. With the drapey yarn and the shaping between the lace panels, this sweater is the most flattering sweater I own. I can look nice and be warm. I love the way it looks with my pencil skirt!
Finally I have the warmest of all, my Green Stripey Alpaca Sweater. It’s a simple top down raglan. I neither followed a pattern nor took decent notes. I used Artesano Alpaca 4 ply which is 100% alpaca. When it’s really really cold out this sweater is perfect. The rest of the time I have to be careful not to wear it and my heaviest coat so I don’t suffer heat exhaustion.
You see I don’t need to make another sweater. I will not freeze if I don’t. I can wait until the end of the month to start another.