I’ve bought yarn and patterns recently that are not my normal…I’m talking about fingering weight projects! Whenever someone says ‘oh you knit so fast,’ I usually respond with the fact that I knit dk weight or heavier projects so they’re quicker. But lately I’ve been wanting to knit with…fingering weight yarn.
First it started with the Love Note sweater by TinCan Knits. I kept seeing it and wanting to knit it, so I paused my summer knits and whipped one up (I’ve got to take pics of it this week). But this is a fingering weight sweater knit on size 10 needles, it’s like dipping my toe in the fingering weight sweater water. But here’s the thing, I love how light this felt. And actually, this yellow keeps screaming my sister’s name and I think it’s going to go to her and I’m already planning another one.
Then I saw the Kentia top on Ravelry and something about it was calling my name…and I ordered yarn for it. It’s another fingering weight pattern. Who am I? But I feel like this will be such a pretty and delicate piece that I WANT in my wardrobe. But then, a project I didn’t expect to love came in the summer issue of Pom Pom Magazine.
The Sanctuary top reminds me of a hat pattern that I love. That lovely pattern, the drape, the neckline…I also bought golden yellow cotton fingering weight yarn for this one. But my heart clearly wasn’t finished with the fingering weight projects and I fell in love with a project I know will not be easy but I feel like it would such a great layer.
Kame in the latest Brooklyn Tweed Wool People. I’ve got a gorgeous cobalt blue yarn that will become this that I had in my stash for something else. I’m excited about what this could turn into, how it could look. So either I’ve lost my mind, or I’m finally jumping on the fingering weight yarn bandwagon. We shall see…