Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Colorful Array

You can NEVER have too many handknit sweaters for your little one (or at least... that's what I keep reassuring myself, lol!)  And so (you guessed it), K will be sporting a brand new, colorful little cotton sweater for the rest of the rainy season.  I used the Array pattern by Helen Rose.

I had been browsing the previous projects, and knew that I wanted to make one in turqouise with rainbow stripes, based off another knitter's Array sweater on Ravelry... and I wanted to use the soft as butter Comfy Worsted from KnitPicks (love that stuff!) with its 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic fiber....

But... what to use for the stripes?  Originally I had picked out several colors of the Comfy Worsted to complement the Marlin color above... but when they arrived, they just weren't as vibrant (read RAINBOWY)  as I had been hoping for.  What's a mommy to do?  Break into the Knit Picks Felici Sock Yarn, of course!

Yes... it's sock yarn.. and Yes.. I had to pick and choose which sections to use for the color work (and hold it double to get the right weight).. but PERFECT COLORS!  And... if I had just gone that route in the FIRST PLACE it would have been much more economical (all of your contrast colors in one little ball of sock yarn... I have to remember this!)

Anyway... here you go!  TAH-DAH!  The finished sweater (complete with colorful, mismatched buttons) in a 24 month size.

And here's a shot of my colorwork on the inside (so you can see how I carried the yarn).

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