I used to be one of those knitters that always had a sweater on their needles. Since having my daughter I’ve set sweater knitting to the side, thinking that I didn’t have the time or concentration to knit garments. That’s still a little true but I’m starting to realise that there are ways round it (like big gauge and intuitive patterns), and I miss having that big pile of knitting on my lap as the nights get colder. Right now I’m wearing the first sweater I’ve made myself in a long time (Silene by Pam Allen, from Loop’s 10), and soon I’m going to swatch for a Apple Cider Donut from the Rhinebeck Sweater. There is such a huge amount of amazing sweater inspiration, so for today I’ve narrowed it down to just a few of my favourite projects from the Rhinebeck Sweater.
This is Zilredolh’s stunning Beekman Tavern by Thea Colman, and the sweater of my dreams. She’s written about her mods in changing from positive to negative ease, and blogged about it here.
NeulistiMNK’sPumpkin Ale is one I’ve been admiring for a while. She chose a perfect contrast fabric for the pockets too.
Pippin by Gudrun Johnston is another sweater I hope to make this winter, inspired by this lovely one made by StephMarks, called I’ve Got Magic To Do.
Quixotism’sArtichoke French by Laura Nelkin was finished right on time for her to wear to Rhinebeck this year. Such a great colour, (and as a wee note, I’ve just noticed that knitter of the next sweater shown below is her sister!)
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