February 28th, 2014

In Which I Finally Find a Sweater to Knit

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My personal knitting lately has been cowls, mittens, fingerless gloves, and hats. Occasionally, for a good cause, I’ll work my way into a scarf. I just keep making excuses for not knitting a sweater, and I tell myself (and everyone else) that I just don’t have the time. That’s what knitters say when they are unmotivated, I think…”Oh…(sigh)…I wish I had the time to knit that sweater with the shawl collar, the mirrored cables and the steeked cardigan front. But…sigh…I’ve just been so BUSY.”

Well, forget it. When wandering in the store a few days ago, the most gorgeous sweater caught my eye, and once I turned it inside-out to check the construction, I realized that there was nary a seam to be found. And, it was completely flattering on anyone who put it on, no matter their shape or size.  Here you see it modeled by Andrea, our Website Coordinator.Andrea in Caramel    The pattern is called “Caramel” by Isabell Kraemer, and it’s available as a free download on Ravelry. If you click on the project gallery for the sweater, you’ll see it in the most adorable striped in a wide variety of fibers. Our test knitter, Susan Drew (hanoverknitter on Ravelry) used Shalimar Homage DK in Byzantium (the purple stripes) and Black Truffle (the gray background color). I wish you could feel how soft and delicious this sweater is, and see how beautiful the combination of superwash merino, cashmere, and silk can be. HOMAGEDKSH.BYZANTIUM.zoom.1

I hope that you local folks will check this garment out if you are in the store; and if you’re more than a car-ride away from us, take a peek at who on Ravelry is working on this superstar sweater. It’s going in my queue! What’s your next project? Sweater, socks, or more winter woolies? Let us know in the comments below!

Amy G.
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2 Responses to “In Which I Finally Find a Sweater to Knit”

  1. Kate Says:

    Beautiful sweater! I’ve decided the spring will come faster if I knit a lacy summery skirt. Yesterday I cast on with some gorgeous yellow cotton from a Webs grab-bag. (But I’m practical, too – there are several pairs of wool socks on my needles.)

  2. Janine Says:

    Hi – I’ve just started knitting this Ravelry “Caramel” sweater. I’m not a very advanced knitter but think I’m understanding the pattern ok.
    My question is: When knitting the striped section of the sweater, do you cut the yarn at the end of each stripe? If so, if you darn it into the main body of the jumper doesn’t it show on the right side?
    Someone suggested making the stripes in uneven numbers of rows so that the yarn ends aren’t all along one edge…
    I can’t imagine simply looping the yarn from one stripe to the next – that would make an unsightly inside edge if wearing the sweater open.
    Any advice would be appreciated!

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