I’ve been planning what to knit next and what I want in my wardrobe since I cleaned up my stash the other weekend. You already know that I’m obsessed with rainbows and knitting a rainbow makes me so happy so I know I want to do another rainbow this fall. But what type of sweater?
I bookmarked the Rainbow Trail sweater a long time ago and love how the stripes work down with a black base. I’ve also seen cool patterns where just the sleeves have a bit of rainbows too. But I am not buying anymore yarn right now. I’ve been tempted (I’m looking at you Little Knits and your sales) but realized I could look to my stash to make my next rainbow piece.
Remember this lovely yarn? I bought it on a whim when it was on sale because of it’s gorgeous rainbow colorway but not having worked with it didn’t know how it would feel. It’s 59% Wool, 24% Silk and 17% Goat – Mohair, so the texture isn’t soft, it’s actually quite unusual but it’s beautiful. I don’t necessarily want to make an entire sweater with this so I think I can pair with with a neutral. I’ve got some Cascade 220 Superwash in the color called Doeskin Heather and it’s as neutral as neutral can get – so why not add a rainbow to it? One thing I know for sure is that I have to inject color in everything I knit. An entire camel colored sweater would just feel to boring to me, so I’m going to jazz it up with a little rainbow striping but now I have to think about how big the stripes? The frequency of the pattern and what style sweater? Perhaps I can map this out and make it in the Fringe and Friends Knitalong – anyone else thinking of joining it?