Christina of christinadanaee.com recently posted about her year of sweaters and, holy cow, talk about #sweatergoals! It really got me thinking about the sweaters in my library/favorites and which ones I’d like to add to my wardrobe in 2017.
Last year, I knit 2 sweaters, a cardigan, and a t-shirt for myself. They are pictured below: Flax by tincanknits, Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary, Solana Cardigan by Irina Anikeeva & Pineberry Tee by we are knitters.
I’ve scoured my queue, leaving only things I both really want to knit this year and already have the yarn for (with a few exceptions).
First up is Sawyer by Julie Hoover for my husband. My goal is to have this one finished by January 29 (in just 6 days, eek!) for his birthday. The front and back are complete, but I’ve still got the sleeves and finishing to go! I’m knitting this with Cascade 220 in the colorway Japanese Maple. It’s gonna look great on him!
The Harvey Pullover by Hannah Baker caught my eye the first time I saw it. Funny enough, it uses the same stitch as Sawyer! I’m just drawn to the texture of this half-fisherman’s-rib. This will be knit up in Cascade 220 once again, in a beautiful shade of navy. I think this sweater will make an excellent winter staple!
When Hannah Fetig’s new book Texture hit my doorstep, this is the first garment I was drawn to. The West End Cardigan has an all-over moss stitch texture that screams coziness. And the cabled collar – *swoon*. I immediately ordered a batch of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Moonshadow (a beautiful light grey) to knit this with. This will definitely be a statement piece!
(side note: writing this is affirming my love of worsted weight… this is not intentional and I should probably branch out. Maybe next year…)
Next up is Mae by Andrea Mowry. This beautiful sweater came out last fall and, with Christmas knitting in high gear, I just didn’t have time to get to it. This would make a great mild-weather piece, which would be perfect for the unseasonable warm January we’ve been having… Winter, where you at?! I have several skeins of Lopi Léttlopi, a new yarn for me, and I can’t wait to try it!
Lastly is this Stashbuster Sweater by Rosee Woodland I saw on LoveKnitting’s Instagram just today! Between all these sweaters and the worsted yarn scraps I’ve already acquired, this stashbuster may just be in order by the end of 2017.
Since I’m knitting from stash, this is a feasible goal for me right now. I’d like to eventually knit some in different weights, but the different shapes here provide nice variety.
Do you have 2017 #sweatergoals?! I’d love to hear what they are! Now back to sleeve island…