I’ve been working on a few things for others, a fourth Love Note sweater to give to my sister and a second Windschief hat for my husband…but I couldn’t resist making another sweater. I decided to mix things up and knit myself a Felix Pullover.
I’ve got a large stash and I want to actually use it. I know I went to Vogue Knitting Live and I did buy yarn, but the bulk of it was…fingering weight! I’m pushing myself out of my comfort zone this year. But I’ve got lots of bulky weight and worsted that I want to use up to make room for other things. I bought this Juniper Moon Farm Stratus yarn when I visited the Webs Yarn shop in September. I bought a sweater’s quantity of the colors River Birch (which I used for Felix) and Cinnabar, a yummy brick red. It’s a chainette yarn (I think that might be my favorite kind) that has yak and alpaca in it and it is so light! And yet it’s still warm, but not overwhelming.
This color is so rich and vivid, it’s a perfect burple – blue and purple. And the Felix pattern works up quickly since it’s on bigger needles.
I tried to get a good picture of the shoulder details but this blue is so hard to photograph! But this is definitely a lovely layer to throw over anything I’m wearing since it is so light. I’m thinking I just might use the other color to make the cardigan version. I desperately need a red cardigan in my life.