I’m stoked, you guys. I finished my work knitting (thank god), and that means I finally get to work on the sweater I’ve been thinking about for months now!
That’s right, I’m going to do it! I’m going to make a Sheep in a Jeep sweater for my kid!
I dug through my stash and, would you believe, I had all the colors I needed for my design! (Except for white, which was easy enough to fix.) I’m using Knit Picks Hawthorne, because it’s sturdy enough to hold up to a one-year-old, it’s machine washable and it’s fine enough that I can do color-work in it without it getting weird. Also, it’s what I had in my stash, and you know I like knitting from my stash.
I’m kind of winging the pattern, basing it roughly on the measurements of a similar gauged sweater (Christmas in July), but making it a bottom-up, raglan, v-neck, instead of a top-down, yoked, crew-neck. So basically it’s an entirely different sweater.
The bottom of the sweater will be brown, with a row of radishes “growing” in the soil, then blue sky above. I’m kind of on the fence if I want radishes on the sleeves, too. I don’t know if color-work sleeves are a good idea for a toddler sweater. But, I’ve got a while before I have to decide.
I’m so excited about this project! And, if it turns out, I might just turn it into a pattern!
What are you excited about these days?
Recently gifted Sheep in a Jeep to a new family member. Will be interested to see your finished sweater.
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