WIP Wednesday: Color Block


Things are progressing smoothly with my color block sweater which I now refer to as Kendi. When last I left you I was waiting for my colors to arrive, now I am just about to cast on for the 2nd sleeve.

I decided to make this sweater in pieces. I know the craze these days is to make sweaters that are all-in-one piece and sometimes that is pretty glorious BUT there are good reasons to make sweaters in pieces and my girl, Amy, has pretty much summed them up beautifuly. (She's a redic designer so, like, pay attention ;-) ahem, her new book is coming out soon, too!)

And taking the mother of all knitters (EZ's) advice I started with a sleeve. Sleeves work well as a very large gauge swatch. You can double check your gauge without committing too much to the project. Good thing too because I was about a quarter of the way into the sleeve before I decided to rip back and make it a tad smaller and the increases a tad quicker.


As for the front, I really enjoy how the neutral tones down the bright colors. Before I started that section I really wondered if it was going to look too obnoxious. The top really balances it all out.

What are you working on?

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2 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Color Block

  1. Sweaterweather1.blogspot.com says:

    I love, love, LOVE the colors you chose. That green is killing me! I’m still struggling with the whole knitting things in pieces (ugh), but I’ve reached the point where I come across a glorious pattern (Timberline, for instance) and wonder aloud, “why in the world is this not seamed?!” I think I’m making progress :)
    And I had no idea Amy was coming out with a book. That is going to be glorious! I think most of my queue is full of her designs. Thanks for the heads up.


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