Last night I finished Bryce’s sweater. Its still damp, hopefully it will be dry tomorrow because the boy desperately wants to wear it to school. Right now I have Rhinebeck on the brain, and I want to knit myself a sweater. Last night I gathered up a few possibilities and wound them up, started swatching like crazy. And by this morning the swatches where blocking. And damnit. I can’t make up my mind. (And yet again, I’m a little pissed at gauge.)
swatches from left to right:
- I was thinking of using the dark blue (Bartlett yarns) or the light blue (Mooreland tweed from Autumn House Farm) for tweedy aran cardigan. Or maybe the light blue for Cassidy (but with out the hood)
- Redish (Peace Fleece) is for 28thirty, but mohair has been making me itchy lately.
- The gray (Greenwoodhill Farm) is/was for twist the collared version but my gauge is off by a quarter of a freaking inch. But really will it matter? My bust size is 34 on a good day and the smallest pattern size is 35. I don’t want it skin tight though, a little baggy.
What do you guys think? Any suggestions cause I would love to use up some of my stash before Rhinbeck and I would love to have a sweater for wear. Christ, I make this hard on myself don’t I? I really should just knit a shawl and call it done. At least I have this lovely handspun cowl to comfort myself with.
More info on flickr and ravelry. Its so comfy and cozy, I just want to snuggle my face down into it! Now, I’m going to go stare at these swatches and hope they tell me something. Or maybe I’ll just light them on fire.
Crap. Wool doesn’t burn.
Hmmm I like the Tweedy Aran in the dark blue, would look good with your coloring.
I second the vote for Tweedy. That’s a favorite of mine and it’s been in my todo list for-ev-er. It looks like I”ll be at Rhinebeck just for the day on Saturday but sadly no time to knit anything for it, I’ve got to finish up this chemo shawl and then do Mary’s swap socks for her so she can take care of her mom. I’ll just be happy to go 🙂
I think I like Twist the best. The other Chic Knits pattern was my second favorite. But any of the sweaters would be gorgeous!!
I love the Tweedy Aran but for ease and speed, the 28thirty looks like a fast finisher.
Oh! And I’m insanely jealous that I won’t be at Rhinebeck this year!!! Wah!!!
I like Cassidy the best but the Tweedy Aran is my second choice. I personally hate swatches. They lie. I think that is why I mainly stick to socks.