We are anticipating a blizzard today in the mountains so I think it might be the perfect day to swatch for a couple of sweaters.
After determining my body type in the Fit to Flatter course, I have decided to knit the Stoker Pullover first. This beautiful cowl neck sweater with 3/4 sleeves designed by the amazing photographer Caro Sheridan seems like a great place to start trying out some of the things I have learned from the class on getting a great fitting sweater. Stoker is one of the many great patterns in the Knit to Flatter book.
The Stoker in the book uses Valley Yarns Stockbridge of which I had none on hand. What I did have I believe is nicer, Berrocco Ultra Alpaca. The color is Mahogany and it looks stunning when the sunlight hits it, a rich golden copper color.
Next up will be knitting a couple swatches for Amy Herzog’s Wintry Mix sweater. I have long wanted to knit this sweater and had the Berrocco Blackstone Tweed in my shopping cart that I suddenly remembered some Queensland Kathmandu Aran in my stash in a deep purple color. It has a luscious blend of 85% Merino, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere wool and knits at the same gauge as the Blackstone Tweed.
I am looking forward to knitting Wintry Mix. It looks comfortable and cozy and, best of all, is constructed almost seamlessly. I am quite certain it will be finished before Stoker since it is knit in the round and will not need to be seamed.