I’m 99.9% sure that my grandma doesn’t have the internet any more. I believe she got rid of it a couple months ago.
That being said, if I’m wrong: Grandma, stop reading! Christmas spoilers are ahead! You have been warned.
OK, it should just be us now.
Remember last January when I made a sweater for my grandfather? Well, this summer Grandpa asked me to make a sweater for my Grandmother, too. He asked for something similar, but blue, and well, I can’t say no to a request like that.
I’ve decided to knit up a Norwegian-inspired sweater for Grandma this year. I’m thinking a top-down, yoked sweater (because I love making top-down, yoked sweaters). I’ll include a Norwegian star/snowflake pattern across the shoulders. And, because that’s basically all she wears, it’ll be a cardigan.
Something like this, but simpler, and with buttons:
The next step was to pick out yarn. I am a big fan of Knit Picks (as a naturally frugal person), so I decided to give their Biggo yarn a try. I have worked with it before, and it is lovely, soft, super thick, warm, and washable. (Since there’s only three months until Christmas, having a big gauge is especially important.) Mom and I talked about colors, and we settled on Sapphire Heather (main color), Dogwood Heather, and Cobblestone Heather.
I think these colors look lovely next to each other. Unfortunately, there isn’t as much contrast between the Cobblestone and the Sapphire as I would have liked. But, sometimes colors look different in the skein and knitted up, so I’ll need to work up a swatch to see how the colors play together when they’re knit up, just in case I need to get a different gray color.
I’m itching to get started knitting up this sweater. I can’t wait to see how it goes. (But unfortunately, I have to wind up all the skeins into balls, first, or I will spend the next three months fighting with big tangles of yarn. Woe is me.