In between sewing, I’m currently knitting a variation of this pattern which can be found for free on the Lion Brand yarn site – The Essential Fall Pullover by Mari Lynn Patrick
I took a while, looking through ravelry, before deciding on this. I have been known to cast on a new project too quickly, without thinking enough about the style and fit of the piece.
So before starting this pattern I had a look at the rtw jumpers that I reach for time and again. They are all a little oversized or a loose fit. I like to layer up in the winter and close fitting knits just make me feel a bit cooped up.
I also wanted to use up the many leftover balls of yarn had. I thought the above pattern would be a good canvas to mix and match colours. Something (loosely ) inspired by these pictures screenshot to my phone.
I knitted the back panel in a mid grey and the side pieces in a speckled blue – and then the Raglan sleeves in a grey blue.
The ribbed band is in the same grey as the back panel –
Then I started on the front panel. I used the same grey for the ribbing and mixed grey and charcoal and a little bit of blue (barely visible in picture) throughout. I’ve been making it up as I go…..
It’s mainly intarsia – where you use a different ball of yarn for each colour section, held at the back of the work. I wrap the yarns around each other every time I swap colours to avoid any gaps.
I’m taking a short break while I decide where to go next with it….
I really like how the front is looking – but after seeing it all together, the blue side panels are not quite right.
I either need to add more blue to the front (I can add it by stitching it over the grey) or just give in and redo the side panels. I really shouldn’t have seamed the pieces together so early as it’ll mean unpicking those seams first.
In reality I know the better option is to change the side panels… But I’ll think about it a bit longer 🙂