The last few weeks having been challenging for me as I haven’t quite been able to find the right project to knit. I think at times my trouble is the fact I want instant gratification and the projects I had on the needles just wasn’t cutting it.
Needless to say, a few have been frogged as they were not right for me -
- Irish Coffee – Frogged as I finally realized that this pattern really would not look good on me and the yarn I had originally chosen would not work and the new Aran, while lovely, just wasn’t the right color.
- Spring Forward – Frogged as I dropped quite a few stitches and would have to start over (don’t even ask).
Knit this women’s raglan and cable detail oversized top from Autumn Knits, a design by Marie Wallin using the wonderful yarn Cocoon (merino wool and kid mohair). With a simple yet effective cable detail on the front, raglan oversized sleeves and wide round neck, this knitting pattern is for the intermediate knitter.
I wanted to use up stash yarn, so I am using my stash of Lion Brand Thick ‘n Quick in Claret, a deep burgundy color that reminds me of mulled wine. I really love the simplicity of this design, the raglan/dolman style sleeves, and think it will be very cozy to wear on the weekends, and even to work.
As a reminder, Autumn Knits is a collection that contains 14 designs, both for women and men, by Marie Wallin using the yarns Cocoon, Lima & Lima Colour. My friend Claire in England finished hers a few months ago using Rowan Cocoon in Lavender Ice and it looks awesome! Be sure to check out her blog post that can be found here.
Until next time …. happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!