There’s a colorwork sweater swimming through my head. It’s a combination of a couple of sweater patterns I have. I had pretty much decided on this color combination.
That is Harrisville’s Shetland, which is fingering weight yarn. The main part of the sweater would be the gray and the others would be the color of the design.
I wanted to use sport weight yarn but I didn’t have any sport weight 100% non-superwash wool in fingering weight but, Eat, Sleep, Knit to the rescue! Yesterday they announced a new yarn – Manos Alpaca Heather, which is 70% Wool/30% Alaca and it’s sport weight so it’s actually the perfect yarn for my project. I was looking for something kinda specific and I think this might be it.
There aren’t a lot of colors in this Alpaca Heather yarn, or at least ESK doesn’t have a ton of colors in that yarn – they have 12 colors and when I need four colors, that means I need 1/3 of the colors in stock to work together.
Here are the colors I’ve come up with:
This one is probably my first choice but I’m not sure if the blue and gray – the left two – may blend too much.
I could sub that rusty orange in place of the blue but I don’t feel like that adds anything.
But, if I switch out the gray for a burgundy and leave the same blue, pink and gold, I think I have a good combination.
I think that final grouping is what I’m going to use. Hope it works out the way I think it will.