Sweater weather is definitely here and most of my hand knit sweaters are now too big to wear. That’s a mixed blessing, right there. It means I’m smaller – which is great! and it means I get to knit new sweaters – which is pretty great, too. It also means that some of the sweaters I love are going to new homes. Anyway. Today I want to talk about favorite sweater patterns and favorite sweater yarns. 5 of each. In other words, today’s Ten on Tuesday topic is 5 Favorite Sweater Patterns and 5 Favorite Yarns to Use. Ten is the total. Ready? Let’s go.
First for me, the patterns:
- Everyday Cardigan. This is my favorite plain cardigan. I’m still wearing mine but I probably shouldn’t as it’s very big and sloppy looking. I definitely need to make another one.
- Twist. And my favorite cabled cardigan. Fun to knit and assemble, it’s a classic.
- Miss BB. I queued this a while ago, I think when Margene knit hers. And then Patty referenced it last week and I immediately ordered yarn from Peace Fleece. I can not wait to start!
- Folly Cove. I’m still waiting for a few pounds to go away before I start this one, should be great for spring.
- Brynna. I think this would be great for work – a little less “woolly” and a little more stylish, if you know what I mean.
And the yarns:
- Peace Fleece Worsted. My favorite. I love tweedy yarns and Grass Roots is probably my favorite Peace Fleece color ever.
- Beaverslide. Beautiful and it blooms into a fantastic fabric when knit. It’s not cheap but it’s worth it.
- Frolic from The Woolen Rabbit. All of Kim’s yarns are wonderful – this one is a beautiful worsted weight and will be perfect for Folly Cove.
- Berroco Ultra Alpaca and Ultra Alpaca Light. The colors of these are awesome and the yarn doesn’t pill. It’s very very warm, though.
- Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool. This has that tweedy look that I love and the colors are wonderful.
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