I love color! And I particularly love it when it’s combined well! (All the photos are a bit bright. It’s been a long time since we’ve had sun. My hair isn’t really that orange. I hope!)
I finished my Coat of Many Colors. In 17 days. I’m not sure I’ve ever been so addicted to a knitting project.
I purchased the kit last fall when I was in Friday Harbor, Washington with my mom and The Genius. I kept thinking about starting it, but if you’ve seen the book, the pattern looked pretty daunting.
About three weeks ago, I saw a woman wearing hers and I couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was. I went home and wound the yarn and started knitting.
As it turns out, this sweater was really easy to knit. Once I got started, I read stupid novels on my Kindle while I knit. The only thing that was a pain was on every other welt, the colors changed ever other row and I spit spliced each color change. It was well worth it, because when I was finished, I had three ends to weave in and you can’t find where it was.
And it twirls!!! I remember when my girls were little, they loved twirly dresses.
Pattern: Coat of Many Colors by Sandra McIver from the Knit, Swirl book.
Yarn: Mountain Colors Twizzle. It was a kit with 11 skeins of yarn in it. The colorway is Clematis.
Needles: Size 5. I had to go down two sizes to get gauge.
And, just for fun, here’s how it looked when it was blocking.
I already have plans to knit three more of these. I want to knit one with Noro Silk Garden. I also have the yarn to do an Emerald Green one with Sundara yarn. I never knit a pattern twice, so now you know how much I enjoyed this project.
It looks like it’s going to be raining for the third Monday in a row. Perfect for napping this afternoon, since it’s 5:30 AM and I’m awake.
Have a great week!