Making a Sweater: Designing
Last week I talked about Making a Sweater. This week I am sharing my design ideas. I still haven't made any firm decisions, partly because I have been knitting and crocheting Christmas gifts as well as getting ready for several get-togethers at my house. Either way, I do have 4 ideas of how I want my sweaters to look.
The first and third designs have all of the ideas I like about my current style: 3/4 length sleeves, a boat neck, and a possible cable design on the front or arms. The second ideas is more of a cardigan style sweater. I wear tons of cardigans in the winter and a cardigan would be a great addition to my wardrobe. Out of all of the ideas, that may be my least favorite, although its still in the back of my mind.
My fourth idea is totally out of the blue and has some of my ideas but not all. First and foremost, its a short sleeve pullover. Second, its not fitted. While I am really partial to fitted sweaters I also thought it would be fun to make something that I could wear into spring without thinking I would get hot. (Once you reach a certain age body temperatures change and well, I am of that age.) What I like the most of this idea is the possibility of a design in the front, none in the back and the opening in the back. Love that concept.
I'm still on the fence about yarn. I will look for a worsted weight and get swatching after Christmas. I like the idea of a two colored pullover with neutral colors. However, if I happen to bump into a few pretty colors that suit my skin tone, who knows, I may just splurge. Are you joining in the knit-a-long? What are your designs? I will be back next week with a swatch and my last post of the year. Have an enjoyable holiday!