GUYS. I cannot contain my excitement for this sweater. First of all: INTARSIA.
Freakin' over-the-shoulder intarsia. I love that knitting is fabric/textile/pattern design, color play, and garment creation, all in one. If you asked me what my favorite thing about sweaters was, it would be that. You aren't limited by anything except your imagination! It is so incredible to have that kind of control when you are making something!
I used KnitPick's roving for the blue, and the white was some roving I bought from this Etsy shop. Using the technique from my cowl tutorial, I spun the roving into yarn by hand. I made up the colorblocking as I went, and it was fun to see how it turned out along the way.
I really enjoyed making this, if you couldn't tell by my excitement. It was knit during the Packer game (punctuated by pauses for my yelling and cheering), knit during lunch breaks at work, and knit on a sunny Saturday morning. I had only knit intarsia on the machine before, but the concept is the same by hand, and it was really easy to figure out. Working with just two colors and one transition helped too, I would imagine intarsia is hard to transport when you have multiple balls of yarn hanging from it!
Hope your weekend is going well! I'm hoping to get some Christmas shopping done, and to work on my Christmas cards. My favorite part of Christmas shopping is picking out stocking stuffers for my family. We always start Christmas morning opening our stockings, drinking coffee, and listening to hymns and our favorite Christmas albums before opening presents and heading in to church. That slow start to the day, before it gets light out, is one of my favorite traditions, and one of the things I look forward to most! It's fun to find stocking stuffers that make my family smile, and to see the goodies in my own little stocking, too! What are your favorite traditions??
Oh also! This sweater is for sale HERE! If you are interested in something custom, let me know!