Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Planning for the future



I have got the madness for colorwork right now.  Finally, finally, I feel somewhat adept at managing two colors—one in each hand—and while it’ll probably never be as fluid as knitting plain stockinette from my natural side, it feels like a big accomplishment to get comfortable with being a switch hitter.

This is my Aamu, designed by Isabell Kraemer.  Goodness, isn’t her style just so good?  It’s all just so wearable, and so comfy looking.  I can imagine having a whole wardrobe of handknits, just made from her designs, and being happy.  I knit this in Knit Picks Palette “Finley Heather”, which is a beautiful pearly gray, the very best color ever.  The yoke contrast colors—and I tried to replicate Isabell’s color choices—are a combination of yarns from my stash, in pale pink, burnt orange, yellow, and bittersweet. There’s some Holst Supersoft, some Elemental Affects, and some more Palette in there.  I have accumulated quite a stash of Palette.  You guys, that is such a nice yarn.

It occurs to me that I knit for the future, in all seasons.  Which means I can never wear what I’ve made right away.  I don’t know why I do this, but last winter I made so many 3/4 sleeve superwash fingering weight hardly-a-sweater sweaters, and now that it is properly hot in my neighborhood, I keep choosing the wooliest projects I can imagine.  A fine-gauge wool turtleneck is just the sort of thing I dearly love, to knit it right now, and to wear it when the leaves start to turn.  I’m starting to think about Rhinebeck now—what to wear?  I’ll have such a good time figuring that out!

12 comments:

  1. That's really beautiful. It fits you perfectly. Thanks for the tip on the Knitpicks yarn. They have excellent prices.

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  2. Such fabulous work. Colours are superb together. We would call the neckstyle a 'polo' neck here. Rhinebeck is on my ever-increasing and almost highly unattainable bucket list!!

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  3. That's a great turtle neck. I like the little touch of pink in the fair isle, it just sneaks in there.

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  4. Another stunner Kirsten. Love the autumnal colours.

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  5. another wonderful work....how can you knit so fast ?... I can`t, it takes me months to finish a sweater...(I'm Blanca from Peru)

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  6. That is such an absolutely beautiful sweater!!! I love the colors you used in yoke. The sweater just screams fall which is my favorite time of the year.

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  7. WOW, what a gorgeous sweater, looks sooooo comfortable! Great colour used for your pattern. ;) I do enjoy fair isle stuff. Thanks for sharing Kirsten.

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  8. Wow. I love your color choices. I need to learn Fair Isle....

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  9. its beautifully made, a lovely classic and what's wrong with planning ahead?!! very sensible imo.

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  10. wow the pearly grey really compliments the palette of colours
    beautifully
    thanx for sharing

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  11. Such a beautiful sweater and your colours choices are lovely. But what is most admirable is how excellent it fits! Fabulous. I too much prefer longer sleeves for my winter sweaters.

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