Friday, August 5, 2016

Sweaters to knit.

{Photo credits, clockwise from top left corner: Jane Heller, Grasflecken, Andi Satterlund, Ysolda Teague, Andi Satterlund, Ysolda Teague}

Around this time of year, I really start getting the itch to knit a sweater. Being practical, the last thing I need to do right now is cast on for a sweater. I'm in the middle of knitting hats to sell at craft fairs this fall, and a few days ago I stressed myself out by starting to think about Christmas gifts.

But...I get so much wear out of my knitted sweaters when it's cool. And I'm gradually replacing my old storebought cardigans with ones I've made. So maybe it wouldn't be so impractical to start one? :) Anyway, here are the sweaters I'd like to knit sometime in the not-so-distant future.


Praline. This is the only sweater that I already own the yarn for, so it's at the top of the list. Mine will be purple and probably longer. (Still undecided how I feel about the sleeve length, too. I think I would either make them a bit shorter or full length.)

Dexter. I picked out this pattern to replace my two lightweight Target cardigans (black and brown) that I wear all the time: with jeans, over dresses, etc. It's plain and simple, with just a few details to keep it from being too boring to knit. :)

Marion. I've been planning on knitting this for a couple years now. Since I've recently sewn some navy sleeveless dresses, it makes sense to knit it in navy to wear over those during the winter. (And I always wanted to knit it in blue, anyway, because those cables look very nautical to me.)

Strokkur. This one is just so pretty! I only have one good knitted pullover (In Stillness). I've been saving some of my favorite color combinations for Strokkur on Ravelry, so I'm not sure how I'll choose when it comes down to it. I really want to knit this in Icelandic yarn.


Agatha. I don't need a fancy cropped cardigan right now. But I do like this sweater and plan on making it at some point.

Pumpkin Ale. I have loved this sweater for the longest time! It just looks so cozy, and the back panel is lovely, and the construction is interesting. And it has pockets! This sweater also scares me and I think it's beyond my current skill level, which is why it's on the "someday" list. :) {Though I did finally buy the pattern earlier this year when Ysolda had a sale.}


  1. I think I might make Agatha sometime this fall since I have the yarn for it (changed purpose). I am trying to stash bust before I buy more.

    1. Looking forward to seeing your Agatha! I did have yarn for it, but ended up using it for another sweater that I needed more. I've also been knitting down my stash...I now mostly have sock yarn, a few other random projects' worth, and one sweater quantity.

  2. I made a Strokkur a few years ago and love it <3 It was fun and quick to knit and the sweater turned out so pretty too :) And warm! I love wearing it in winter.

    Anyway, if you really do want to sneak a sweater in, Strokkur is one that won't steal too much of your hat knitting time;)

    1. I've heard nothing but good things about Strokkur! :) What kind of yarn did you use? Honestly, I think I would have started Strokkur already if I had the yarn!

    2. I used the same type of yarn Ysolda used in the pattern, lett lopi from Istex:)

    3. Okay, thanks! That's what I'm planning on using, too. :)


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