FO: Blueberry Oatmeal

How about a bright start to this Monday? I’ve got an insanely bright blue finished object to share. Over the weekend I finished the Oatmeal sweater for my Mom, I’ve affectionately named her version Blueberry Oatmeal.
Blueberry Oatmeal sweater
I’m asked all the time if I pick the yarn or the pattern first – the answer is both. Sometimes I buy yarn that makes me say WOW and sometimes I buy a pattern an find the yarn to go with it. Prime example, I originally picked up a skein of Perwinkle Sheep’s sock yarn in this same sapphire color because I saw it and thought of my Mom. She loves cobalt blue and looks really good in that color. I am not really a sock knitter but it was the only skein on the table and I knew it needed to come home with me and that it would eventually be put to good use. The next week I saw the pattern for this awesome sweater which required dk weight yarn and sock weight yarn for the contrasting color and I already had some bright green Miss Babs in my stash. Sometimes the yarn picks me and sometimes the pattern does. So when I saw this same sapphire blue yarn on sale via Periwinkle Sheep’s Etsy shop but in an aran weight I scooped up all she had and figured I’d find a pattern to go with it.
Blueberry Oatmeal sweater
I decided since the blue is so bright and vivid the sweater shape should be kept simple. I went with the Oatmeal sweater pattern because I’ve made it before for my cousin so I knew it was a quick knit. I decided since it can run a little small to go up a size and I added increases to the side (about 6 increases in total every 2 inches) to make sure it wouldn’t be too snug around the midsection and would hang nicely. The squared neckline gives it a little interest and the quarter length sleeves make it a perfect sweater style my Mom loves. It was all a winning combo. And speaking of winning combos, I paired it with my highlighter pink clogs for these pics because why not?
Blueberry Oatmeal sweater
And as a play on brightness I thought I’d throw on my Virginie Millefiori Electric Love Lariat necklace because why not make what you wear whimsical? Also I love her jewelry and think it has this wonderfully magical quality to it. This is my second item this month using Periwinkle Sheep Intent yarn and I’m kind of in love. So much so that I’m knitting my cousin up a Carbeth sweater in the same yarn but in the colorway called Be Still My Heart. It’s seriously good yarn.

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20 thoughts on “FO: Blueberry Oatmeal

  1. Okay, as someone who is currently trying to decide which of six or so black dresses she should keep, the bright blue cracks me up. It’s so you, even if it’s for your mother. I’m so glad you’re into colour because it makes me smile!

    • You know what’s funny? I have to make myself buy a black skirt or dress so I have options in my wardrobe that can go with all the color. LOL I forget sometimes I need basics but I feel like when I knit something I need to knit it with all the color!! But you saw my work in progress cardigan is all the neutrals.

    • I will admit, this is a larger gauge. I used size 11 needles for this one so it kind of flew off the needles and it didn’t have a lot of shaping except for what I added to it!

  2. I was just remembering your A-Simmetrie sweater for your mom yesterday when I was searching through my saved patterns on Ravelry! It’s such a gorgeous twist on the all-neutral original. That cobalt blue really made the most of the inserted vertical design element. I’m learning lots from your creative color placements. Now I just have to get over a serious case of second sleeve syndrome!

  3. I’m usually not a fan of cobalt blue but your sweater actually makes me think that I’m missing out on an amazing colour! It’s so beautiful, I’m sure your Mum is going to love it!

  4. Beautiful! I love this! I have a fuzzy fleece this color, and once when I was dropping off my son at preschool a little boy pointed at me and shouted “Cookie Monster!” And so, it will forever be “Cookie Monster Blue” to me. 🙂

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