I am actually knitting a sweater, guys! Meet Harebell, a simple top down cardigan that I suspect is about to become the cornerstone of my casual fall and winter wardrobe. I’m knitting it in Berroco Tuscan Tweed in ‘Laurel’, which is suddenly my new favourite kind of green – it’s a grey green, soft and muted. It has small flecks of off white and cornflower blue mixed in, and the result is somehow completely uniform and gives it a heathered appearance.
So, let’s talk about the elephant in the room – these photos. Not up to my usual snuff! Indoor photos at night are no fun, and my knit-in-progress photo game isn’t strong to begin with. My smartphone completely died a few days ago and took with it several photos of knits in progress, for this and another knit. Guess who doesn’t back up her photos to the cloud …. clearly I should. I just got a temporary phone today (looking forward to testing out the camera – these photos were taken with a DSLR), but have spent the last 3 days utterly phone-less. I missed Instagram the most.
Lately I’m craving sweaters. Real, cozy, honest-to-fall sweaters that make me feel like I’m being hugged by a sheep. Some might feel that a big stockinette cardigan is a bit dull, but I’m loving it. Simple sweaters are often the ones we reach for the most, I find. Knit in the round from the top down, I’ve only made two modifications – to add a faux seam on each side for stability and structure, and I’m just about to modify the hem to be split. Because ever since this top, I’m obsessed with split hems.
This Friday, a Tuscan Tweed knitalong (or crochetalong!) kicks off! The ravelry group has juuuuust started, and there’s plenty of time to join even if you don’t get your yarn sorted on Friday. Here is where they are talking about the knitalong (or crochet along!) on the Berroco blog.
You don’t have to knit one of their patterns, you can knit anything you want. I’m planning on joining officially for a single skein project (in the colourway ‘Cherries’), either a hat for James or mittens for me. We’ll see how greedy I’m feeling come Friday! The KAL goes until November 30th, so lots of time to join, or knit a bigger project like a sweater. Come join us!
Would you like to win some yarn to get a little kick-start on the KAL? One lucky duck is going to win ALL THE YARN required for the Berroco pattern of their choosing!!
- Check out the new Tuscan Tweed Collection and the new yarn colours for Berroco Tuscan Tweed
- Leave me a comment letting me know which pattern is your favourite and which colourway you would love to knit it in!
Contest closes at 10 p.m. Eastern time this Thursday, October 13th (that’s tomorrow, my friends!). Winner will be announced Friday morning. Good luck everyone!