I have been working on two projects consistently this month and of coarse there’s always socks. I love Caitlin Hunter’s designs so this post is a Caitlin party! The first project is the Birkin sweater by Caitlin Hunter. It is an absolutely beautiful sweater and I can’t wait to wear it. The colorwork section has been going pretty slow though. The places where it has three colors is a little tough for me and after a row or two I put it down. I only have a few more rows to go before it’s just stockinette and I need to power through them. The main color is O-Wool in the colorway Barn Owl. I love O-Wool! The color work section is made up from different yarns that were leftover from other projects. The pink was from a friend, Seashore Sharon. The yellow is Madelinetosh and the blue and green are Miss Babs. I tried to flatten the sweater as much as I could, but my cord is a bit small. This piece will get lots of wear!
The next project is the Ohra shawl again by Caitlin Hunter. I started knitting the Kodikas by the same designer so I could practice knitting colorwork flat. Everything was fine except I didn’t choose colors that contrasted enough in the colorwork section and the pattern just dissolved in the yarn. I decided to rip it out and I will complete it later. I took the darker grey that I was using and used it in this shawl. The darker grey is yarn that I dyed. The lighter grey is Quince and Co Tern in the colorway Oyster, and the burgundy is KnitPicks Stroll Tweed in the colorway Barn Door Heather. I love this color combination and it will go with many shirts in my wardrobe. After a good blocking, I think the eyelets in the burgundy section will pop.
The last project is socks. I love knitting socks and especially love striped socks. I’m not a fan of patterned socks for some reason. I think it’s because I knit socks when I don’t want to think about a pattern or if I’m out somewhere. Maybe that’s why I like the stripes because it gives interest, but is still a vanilla sock. I belong to the Cozy Knitter sock club and this a January’s club colorway. I’m not normally drawn to blue, but I really think this combination of browns and blues will be great with jeans.
Joining the Yarn Along
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