Sunday, 6 December 2015

2016 Knitting Resolutions... or The Year Of Sweaters

As the end of the year is approaching, I thought it was time to think about resolutions for the new year. I had a handful of knitting resolutions for 2015, but for 2016 I only really have one - and it's more of a theme than a resolution. I realised this year that despite spending every spare minute of my time with knitting needles in my hands - I barely have any sweaters! So, 2016 is going to be the Year Of Sweaters.
Stranded Blog Year Of Sweaters Knitting
Ideally, I'd like to knit twelve. One a month. But I'm not sure that's going to happen - because sweaters won't be the only projects on my needles - they're not practical take-along projects. They don't all have to be full sleeved sweaters - tee shirts and cardigans definitely count. The above is the Lena Tee by Carrie Bostick Hoge.Stranded Blog Year Of Sweaters Knitting
I'd like to make at least two of them out of my hand dyed yarn and I think the Mira sweater by Justyna Lorkowska (pictured above) would be perfect for a more variegated colourway. Maybe Bonfire Night...
Stranded Blog Year Of Sweaters Knitting
Suvi Simola's Light Trails has been in my queue for a while - I adore fingering weight sweaters, they have such lovely drape.
Stranded Blog Year Of Sweaters Knitting  
Twelve fingering weight sweaters would probably take me about twelve years, rather than twelve months - so a few heavier weight ones, like Hawser by Jared Flood should hopefully speed it along a little.
Stranded Blog Year Of Sweaters Knitting
I already have the yarn for my Insouciant tee by Julie Hoover - Habu Tsumugi Lace that I picked up at the Knitting & Stitching Show in October. This is likely to be the first sweater I cast on for - primarily because I doubt I'll have the money for sweater quantities of yarn straight after Christmas!
Stranded Blog Year Of Sweaters Knitting
Hannah Fettig's Rosemont Cardigan looks perfect for keeping cozy on a cold afternoon, I'm tempted to knit this out of a medium grey... Let's see just how many of next years sweaters end up being grey, shall we?! I'm betting on at least half.

Now I just need to finish my Pomme de Pin before the year is over - I'm only a button band and a block away, so it shouldn't take me too long... famous last words!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see your sweaters next year. We have a couple favorites in common --Lena and Rosemont.