FO: Goldstar Sweater

Sometimes I see patterns and IMMEDIATELY know what yarn I have at home that will be perfect for it and sometimes I hold onto yarn waiting for the perfect project. I’ve had some Berroco Weekend in my yarn room for years. I swear, every time I fall in love with a Berroco yarn they discontinue it and break my heart. I like Weekend because it’s a cotton and acrylic blend that is light enough for summer but still wearable in the winter. So when I saw the Gold Star sweater pattern (Ravelry link) I immediately looked up the yardage and realized I could use up the very last of the Berroco Weekend in my stash for this one (I also knit a Dustland sweater one of the colors earlier in the year that I have to photograph and talk about too).

Gold Star sweater

The one note about knitting colorwork with cotton is it doesn’t block out as smoothly as it does with wool. You can see a little bit of pucker on my yoke but honestly, it doesn’t bother me. So I keep knitting with cotton so I can have pieces I can wear all year long. I really love this combo of mint green, dark green and red, the red gives just enough of a POP of color to make it really fun and without it looking like it’s a Christmas sweater.

Gold star sweater

It does have a little bit of working three colors at one time at the bottom of the red points but it wasn’t enough to deter me from knitting such a graphic pattern. Sometimes I avoid three color colorwork because it’s a hassle but often it’s just for a few rows and then it’s over and you get something really beautiful. I did opt for short sleeves on this one since it is cotton and I can wear it in the summer and if it’s really cold I can always layer a tee underneath it in the winter.

Gold Star sweater

I can actually see myself knitting a grey, black and red version for my husband because he likes a fun colorwork yoke and I love knitting him sweaters. This is definitely a pattern I would make again, it’s too pretty to resist!

13 Replies to “FO: Goldstar Sweater”

  1. Very beautiful!! Awesome information you shared about your experience working with cotton. I have not worked with it except to knit a baby blanket. I love your sweater. Can’t wait to see what you make for your husband. I look forward to more sweater pictures !

  2. Really pretty! I love the colors as well as the pattern.

  3. That’s a great sweater! I love how you used greens where Maxim Cyr used the grays – It WOULD be a great sweater for your husband. I hope you make it!

  4. This is a beautiful sweater! The colors are great!

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