One of the most endlessly irresistible things to me is a colorwork yoke sweater done all in neutrals with the body in charcoal or black. It’s so striking and rich and magical somehow. I could list countless examples, but these are the two that have most recently been haunting my dreams:
TOP: Carrie Bostick Hoge’s Lighthouse Pullover — from her latest collection, Swoon Maine — in shades of black and grey
BOTTOM: Kathy Cadigan’s rendition of Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Stopover, done in black, grey and a coppery brown
Kathy’s is the one I mentioned in a footnote yesterday, having worn it during our holiday lookbook shoot and fallen deeply, darkly in love.
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Oh, wow! these dark sweaters are gorgeous. I think “magical” is the right word! I’m in love with the charcoal sweater.
What yarn did Kathy use? The sweater is very pretty. I love the copper brown is very unique.
I am fond of Flight by Sarah Pope. Mostly dark with light color accents in natural colors. Beautiful
I’m casting on for Lighthouse next with Veronika’s beautiful new yarn, Father. I have a thing for yoked sweaters!
Kathy’s cardigan is so eye catching/spectacular !
i love both of these sweaters!
have you seen florencemary’s two gorgeous versions of marie wallin’s “lovage” sweater? it’s a much bigger yoke but i think so striking with the plain dark lower portion of the sweater.
Ooh, nice. That reminds me that I have seen quite a few of Kate Davies’ yoked sweaters like Epistrophy and Àsta Sollilja done with black as the MC. Very striking… I find I’m more partial to an inky navy blue.
I love these! How can I convert the lighthouse pattern to use the 4ply wool I have in my stash? Always stumps me and it is my New Years resolution to work this out.
Love the charcoal, grey, and copper combination…very rich…very unique! Never enough time…ever!
I’d love to show you the dark-yoked Icelandic sweater I made for my ex husband – http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PatriciaAZ/peters-ugly-sweater-2/photos.
I have been hoarding some of the last of my Romney dark chocolate yarn. I am knitting two college kids sweaters/vests with it for Christmas and I am sooooo hoping to have enough left over for me to knit myself a sweater. I love both of these and will keep them in mind! Thanks for sharing!
Oh, that sweater of Kathy Cadigan’s! I absolutely love that dark version of MJ’s Stopover and would cast on today, if only I could! One more onto the queue …..
My hubbie is in Iceland right now and just bought me a dark yoke lopapeysa. I can’t wait to see it and wear it!
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