Obsessed: Gneiss

I love pattern releases so I’ve been eagerly anticipating seeing the latest patterns in the fall 2017 issue of Amirisu. They were finally uploaded yesterday and there is one pattern in particular that I’m completely obsessed with.

Gneiss image via Ravelry
Gneiss image via Ravelry

Meet Gneiss. It’s dk weight (Hello, Miss Babs stash!), suggests highly contrasting yarn (my specialty) and can be a color explosion. These all scream DWJ. The only thing that made me pause was that it has intarsia. Well, I’m so in love with it I started watching YouTube videos with intarsia and I’m determined to tackle this one. I’ve been hesitant to really deal with colorwork but I want this sweater, so it must be done. I’m also taking a two color brioche class starting next week because I have got to make this vest for my sisters!

So my obsession leads me to learn. What is something you’re trying to learn with your knitting?

13 Replies to “Obsessed: Gneiss”

  1. I’m taking a continental knitting class tomorrow!! That sweater looks fab!!

    1. Ooh I’ve heard continental knitting is faster, I’m curious to add that to my list of classes one day too!

  2. You find the best patterns! That pullover is definitely you, and it looks like a good vehicle for practicing intarsia. Take your time to figure out the best ways for you personally to get smooth tension in transition from one color to the next. You’ve got this! I’ve been experimenting with different short row techniques. Again, tension in transition is critical to a smooth result. I’ve had some loopy moments! 😁

    1. Yeah I think tension is always the initial worry. I’m going to practice a bit with scrap yarn and then I’m going for it before I lose my nerve.

  3. Wow! What a cool sweater! Kinda looks like she’s wearing a shawl. Can’t wait to see what colors you pick out. I’m headed over to Ravelry now to put this sweater in my library.

    1. I’ve got a couple of fun color combos in mind. Right now I’m thinking of doing something with some fun shades of teal with an oatmeal color so it really pops. We shall see.

    1. I bought the pattern and it’s not too adventurous so I’m not intimidated. I think I can do this! LOL

  4. I really like the series “A Year of Techniques” put out by Arnoll-Culliford Knitwear, and they have a video on intarsia: https://www.masondixonknitting.com/year-techniques-intarsia/
    They’re also going to do a video on mastering dominance in fair isle, which is something I would like to improve. I’ve knit some Fair Isle but it’s never been terribly comfortable with.
    Gneiss is a beautiful sweater!

  5. this year my obsession has lead me to spinning my own yarns for sweaters and accessories. I am learning so much about breeds while I spin. then when the yarn gets cast on I’ve learned to let go so the yarn can do what it does best. since my yarn doesn’t exactly match the commercial yarn used in a pattern plus my body doesn’t match the model’s body I am learning to use the schematics along with directions to make something I will love to wear.

    1. I don’t know if spinning will ever be one of my things but I love watching people spin. It’s fascinating!

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