FO: A Happy Little Sweater

When I was a kid I was slightly obsessed with watching Bob Ross’s painting show, The Joy of Painting. I had an easel, all the acrylic paint an 8 year old could ever want, a palette and paintbrushes. His ‘happy little trees’ and technique made me believe that one day I’d be a famous painter. Clearly I’m not a painter but I find other ways to make my own art, this time with yarn and lots of color.
A Happy Little Sweater
I’m calling this sweater my Happy Little Sweater because this color palette makes me so happy and made me think of the joy I had from painting with Boss Ross as a kid. {The necklace is a hot air ballon from Virginie Millefiori}
A Happy Little Sweater
The pattern is the Liv cardigan from the Madder Anthology 2 (1 of the 5 sweaters I’ve knit from that book) and was a simple top down sweater with a bit of short row shaping at the bottom. A simple knit I started in December in between projects knowing I’d need something to take with me when I was traveling in January. The idea for this color pairing came from the yarn on the garter stitch border, Indian Corn from Lemonade Shop on Etsy. I love a lot of her yarn colors (you may remember me using her Mega Toxic Oreo colorway on my Caldwell Cape) so when I see a color that speaks to me I usually pick up 2 skeins. I originally bought 4 skeins of Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in white for this but I just kept saying that was too basic of a pairing and I didn’t start knitting it. So armed with my BFF Jess and another trip to Fibre Space I settled on the lemon yellow colorway instead and I’m glad I did.
A Happy Little Sweater
I love a good pink/yellow, pink/orange, pink/red combo and this bold yellow with the predominately pink yarn is a winner in my book. And since the yarn has a billion little different flecks of color in it I can throw on a million colors underneath this sweater. I will totally throw on a turquoise tee with this to pull out the blue flecks in this yarn. I absolutely love this combination and couldn’t be happier with this colorful piece I’m adding to my wardrobe.
A Happy Little Sweater
So we all know I love bold color combos, what’s your favorite color pairing?

27 Replies to “FO: A Happy Little Sweater”

    1. In writing this I realized how much I like to wear pink. LOL I prefer gray over black though and I just finished off a lovely gray cardigan I’ll share next week. It’s a lovely color called Dirty Panther by madelinetosh.

    1. Teal is another one of my favorites but I love teal and lime green. HA! It’s a good bold combo.

  1. I’m a black-and-neutrals person, with a shot of navy if I’m going to be daring! However… I love going for the pop of red, purple, turquoise, or pink in accessories. There’s nothing like a pair of bright red socks with a black or gray outfit. However… I’ve got a grandson who loves bright colors, and lately I’ve been knitting stripes of yellow, blue, and green for him and loving them. Who knows? I may join him some of these days! (Anyone who uses a color called “Mega Toxic Oreo” is great by me.)

    1. Mega toxic Oreo is really just the most awesome color. It looks like graffiti on yarn to me.

  2. It’s beautiful, I love it and you look great in it! Plus Cher in her sweater, so sweet! I also love the necklace, and it fits the sweater perfectly.
    I’ve been having what I call an identity crisis with colours recently 😉 I always loved shades of the fall, orange, brown, gold, red… but when I went yarn shopping recently, I was drawn towards pink, washed out blue, heather, and multi coloured variegated yarns. Not sure why this change, especially that the autumn colours are much more flattering for me… but I totally gave in and I’m going to test these new shades. Oh and I love matching any pop or contrasting colour with light grey.

    1. Hey maybe your color palette is growing and you might find these colors favor your too.

      1. It’s definitely growing considering all the pink yarn I’ve just ordered – definitely a novelty in my wardrobe 😉

  3. Love these colors in this sweater! I think it looks great on you!

    I’ve never knit anything in this combination, but turquoise+ gold is beautiful to me.

  4. I admire your bold color choices – seeing what you put together so successfully makes me want to step out of my comfort zone. I love all blues, most likely because I see so many in the skies, so perhaps I will aim for something that encompasses those blues and some pinks and oranges and yellows in honor of sunrise and sunset. … now I’m really thinking I need a trip to my stash and maybe my LYS 🙂

    1. I don’t want to be to blame for an big yarn purchase LOL but something inspired by a sunrise or sunset sounds awesome!

  5. This cardigan is gorgeous😍😍😍 probably the most beautiful cardigan that I’ve ever seen💖 and also I’m a big fan of pink and orange too😄 they just stay so gorgeous together💞💞💞

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