Sunday Musings: Time For Sweater Knitting!

I am anxiously awaiting for the temperatures to start cooling off here in the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix, Arizona). This morning was actually the first morning in a few months that it was cool enough to sit outside with a cup of coffee and my sock knitting. It was wonderful !

I have casted on a dk weight weight pattern by Renee Leverington,aka Goddess Knits, called Brigid and using my stash of Patons DK yarn. I love this pattern and the cable pattern is scrumptious! I’m almost finished with the first sock and should be casting on the mate fairly soon.

Now for the sweater knitting ….

I love the designs by Caitlin Hunter.  Her creations are always beautiful with just the right amount of colorwork.   I have many favorites, but I’m excited about casting Nordiska.  I bought the pattern the day it went live and this weekend I bought the yarn from WEBs that Inthink will be perfect for it.

From WEBs:  Malabrigo Susurro is an amazingly soft and light blend of silk, Merino wool, and linen, making it a quintessential summertime yarn. This single-ply sport to DK weight yarn has fantastic and shine, and the linen takes the dye differently than the wool and silk, adding even more depth and dimension to the stunning hand-dyed colorways Malabrigo is known for. Think lightweight sweaters, airy tanks, and lacy shawls you’ll want to wear all summer long! Malabrigo Susurro is produced in dye lots of 5.

Photos: courtesy of Caitlin Hunter and Malabrigo

I am trying a new to me yarn by Malabrigo called Susurro.  This beautiful dyed yarn is a blend of 50% Mulberry silk, 25% Merino, and 25% Linen that is a DK/Sport weight single ply.  For the body I chose the color Sand Bark (top right), for the first contrasting color I chose the color Totuga (middle) and for the second contrasting color I chose the color Sunset. I am super excited about making this sweater and I can’t wait to get my yarn so I can cast on!

I also plan to knit Navelli but I haven’t decided on what yarn I want to use, and I plan to knit Koivua, which I bought Cascade 220 Superwash in Gray for the body and Cascade 220 Superwash Effects in Graphite for the color-work quite a few months ago from Tempe Yarn and Fiber.  I am very excited about sweater knitting this year and truly don’t know why other than the fact that “fall vibes” seem to be in the air.

And of course this magazine collection came home with me after a visit to Barnes and Nobles yesterday. So many beautiful designs in these three magazines and not enough time to knit them all.

Until next time, be creative!

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