I don't know about you, but for me, sweaters are what knitting is all about. I mean, I love handknit socks, I have more handknit hats than anyone will ever need, and more than a few shawls, but when I decided to learn how to knit, it was because I wanted ALL. THE. SWEATERS. One-of-a-kind, custom fit sweaters for ME ME ME.
That's why I was so bummed when I reviewed all my projects for 2016 and realized I hadn't knit myself a single sweater (although to be fair, I was wearing the heck out of Cunningham Falls until it went up on display at The Knot House!). I had even made it a point to purchase some sweater quantities of yarn--yet my sweater drawer gained nothing.
So, I set myself a challenge for 2017: 4 new sweaters, just for me. Not 4 new sweater design samples that I also happen to wear occasionally, but sweaters designed by other people and knit for myself.
I've already cast on for the first one: Jared Flood's Timberline. Yes, this is a men's sweater, but knit in the smallest size and with a bit of added waist shaping, I think it will work.
Also in the lineup, Andrea Sanchez's Road to Rhinebeck, in cozy Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted, I'm already imagining wearing this next fall.
I'm a little undecided on the other 2. I'd like one more cardigan, and the contenders are
Pumpkin Ale by Ysolda (only had the yarn for this for about 3 years!)
Recoleta by Joji Locatelli
Mezcal by Thea Coleman
And then a pullover. Maybe . . .
Wolf River by Melissa Schaschawary
diVerge by Meridith Shepherd
or Aumangea by Francoise Danoy
So many great sweaters in my library to choose from!
Are you planning any specific projects for 2017? Want to join my selfish sweater challenge? Share in the comments!