So, I guess this makes a second craft project that can exist, more in the realm of imagination than reality, until I have the requisite mojo. No problem. All the more time to press you for your assistance!
For starters, here's my already-purchased, DK-weight yarn:
|Photo found on Etsy, but I couldn't link to it... (I'm happy to attribute it if I figure out a way.)|
But I'm happy I've gone a bit crazy with this yarn, in all its myriad weights and halos. I can truly speak of its merits and detractors now.
What I do love unquestionably is the colour. Y'all know I do not fear orange. And this doesn't scream pumpkin spice. It's brighter than the photo shows.
Before I ask for your feedback on proposed DK patterns, I would love to hear about your personal go-to sport or DK yarn brands. I'm looking for something that will keep its shape, give excellent stitch definition, doesn't knit with a halo (not nuts about alpaca for this reason), comes in great colours and feels exceptionally soft. I'm not, as you know, into incredibly rustic looking wool. Mind you, try to change my mind, why don't you :-)
OK, here are the DK patterns I am considering:
|Somewhat Cowl by Wendy Bernard|
But you can find all of these patterns in my Ravelry Favourites which are public.
|Flutter Sleeve Cardigan by Pam Allen|
|Bettie's Pullover by Maria Leigh|
|Somerset Cardigan by Melissa Wehrle|
|Cherry Cardigan by Anna Bell|
It's harder to choose a sweater than it looks! Much harder than choosing a sewing pattern. I've searched through hundreds, just to gain these 5 options.
So, whatcha think?