Tuesday, January 28

New Year, New Sweater

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter or if you're in my Ravelry group you may be sick of seeing pictures of this sweater.  I can't help it! I'm in the "new romance" stage of making this sweater and I just can't knit on it often enough.  

The pattern is Jenny at the Fair designed by Mary Jane Mucklestone for The Rhinebeck Sweater.
I knew when I first saw the book that is had to be the first sweater I knit from it.  The factors were all in its favor; I love knitting colorwork, I've had a design crush on Mary Jane ever since seeing this blog post of hers before attending my first Squam Art Workshop and I am in almost dire need of a slightly oversized cardigan.

My mom wanted to make one too, which lucky for me, meant I got to pick two different colorways & 2 sets of Jennie the Potter buttons!

If you don't know, picking color combinations out is one of my favorite things!  I've gotten lots of questions & compliments about my sweater and I thought I'd share a couple suggested combinations with all of you, in case you're inspired to make your own (you totally should!).  This sweater, even with all the colorwork is flying off the needles using worsted weight, super squishy & soft Windham.  Windham is completely sheep to skein made in the US using 21.5 micron Merino.  The round 4-ply construction makes it great for sweater knitting!

I needed 4 skeins of the MC and you'll need 1 skein each of the 4 contrasts.

These are just a few of the many possible color combinations for Jenny at the Fair.  I'd love to see what colors YOU put together. 
Do you have a current project crush? I want to hear about it!