We all have those projects we dream of knitting but somehow seem to never start. I even have the yarn and patterns for some of these projects. Yesterday I decided there is no time like the present: I should start knitting now. My 2 selected dream patterns are both sweaters (I may be a bit loony).
The first is Esme by Purl Alpaca Designs. I have loved this sweater for years ever since I found it on a (now forgotten) blog.
I love the fit of the sweater. I love the neckline. I love the collar. The only thing I would change would be to knit it with 3/4 sleeves. If my swatch works out, I plan to use my Yarn and Soul Superfine 400.
My second dream sweater is cozier and less ethereal, but no less of a wardrobe staple: the Portage Cardigan by Melissa Schaschwary.
I am using Anchor Bay by Cascade yarns (50/50 cotton/merino), and it is delicious!
I can’t wait to see how these sweaters work up, and even more I can’t wait to wear them!
6 thoughts on “Swatching”
Portage has been in my que for sometime. I searched and got confused by the stitch pattern. Maybe I’ll ask you for help? 😊
Sure 🙂 As long as I can figure it out 😛
They both are great! Are you starting them at once? Brave you!
Well. That’s the plan. So far I’ve swatched for both, marked both patterns, and started Portage. I guess how soon I start Esme will depend on how addicting Portage is.
very bold of you to put two sweaters on the needles at once. 🙂 But That’s the only way to get two sweaters off the needles, right?
Yeah. For some reason my brain is crying out for some achievable, but long term goals.