It’s dubbed “The Cluck Chimes at Midnight” and the way that all of the colors play together as it gets knit up has absolutely captivated me. I made a pair of boring, plain socks out of Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Superwash Sock a few months ago and the entire time I was knitting them I was thinking, “I need this in a sweater quantity”.
And, honestly? I am not sure what it is about this colorway that has me swooning so completely. Every stitch of those socks was a pleasure to knit and every time I slip my feet into them, I am just so enraptured. Sometimes colors just sing to me, you know? So I did it. I bought a sweater quantity of Cake DK (which, by the way, comes in 9 oz skeins (!) so I only needed 3). Just look at it! It’s gorgeous! One hundred percent Merino in this glorious color scheme! Sigh. I could die from the pretties!
Finding the perfect pattern was the next obvious step. I usually avoid highly variegated yarns because I don’t want weird pooling or streaking and this yarn is seriously variegated. There are so many different colors, and while it all worked out beautifully on sock yarn, I was a bit concerned how a sweater was going to work up. I was looking for a sweater that would showcase the colors that so beguiled me, but also something simple. You see, this is my easy knitting project, my TV watching, no brainer knitting. Besides, lace and cables and complicated stitches would just be lost in that riot of color, right? After much deliberation, I settled on the Lapis Yoke Pullover by Hannah Fettig from an old issue of KnitScene magazine that I have in my enormous stack of magazines.
It’s a pretty basic round yoke, top down pullover. I’m very happy with it so far. After the sleeve separation I did start to notice some weird color stacking so I introduced a second skein and alternated every three rows. That seemed to do the trick nicely.
I am almost finished with the body, but I want to be sure to make it long enough. I have a nice, long torso, which is great for bearing babies, but not so great for most knitting patterns! ha! So, I’ll just keep going around and around for a little while longer. It’s no bother to do because – did I mention that I love every single stitch of this colorway?
Also on the needles are a pair of socks for The Boy, a Dino Sweater for the Princess, and a couple baby shower gifts for some November babies.
What’s on your needles?