New Favorites: Bulky beauties

New Favorites: Bulky beauties

Like any human heart, mine often wants what it can’t have. Or shouldn’t have, anyway. In this case: any more bulky sweaters! Ohhhh the joy of a quickly knit sweater, the profound coziness of pulling one on when the weather is right. It’s soooo goooood. I know I’m supposed to be focusing on lighter, less warm sweaters to bring my closet in line with my climate, but I’m gazing longingly at these —

TOP: ふっくらケーブル模様のセーター by Yokota/Daruma features a simple cable at dramatic scale (Japanese only)

BOTTOM LEFT: Ramsay by Whitney Hayward is fisherman-level cables in light-as-air yarn

BOTTOM RIGHT: Cleburne Cardigan also by Whitney Hayward is a simple cardigan made special with striking colorwork

I mean, it’s not like they’re superbulky …


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8 thoughts on “New Favorites: Bulky beauties

  1. I here you. Just finished a lace weight sweater, and immediately went for a worsted weight for the next project!

  2. This is making me think of all the gorgeous Alafosslopi patterns out there. But Karen, do not make any of these! I am breaking out in a sweat just thinking of these sweaters in your climate.

    We are having an annoying heat wave in the Twin Cities just as I was about to put away my summer clothes and pick up my languishing Hildur. So funny, because ask me in a couple of months and a heat wave will be a very welcome thing indeed…

  3. I figure that there are enough cold cold days here, even if that enough is a small number, to justify knitting a couple of hearty sweaters for winter.

    And if I only wear them a handful of times a year, they’ll last well into older age. ;)

    • That’s how I justified the ones I’ve already knitted! Actually, to be more fair to myself, our first winter here was WINTER — like, single-digit temps for long stretches, and really really cold for a couple of months. Solid winter. So I started knitting sweaters for solid winter, and we haven’t had another one quite like that since.

      But if I find happy new homes for some of what I’ve knitted, I can replace them, right?

  4. To be fair, blown yarns like Woolfolk Luft aren’t super warm unless you pop an outer layer over them. I think it could work in Tennessee!

    • I’ve been idly knitting a garter-stitch triangle in Luft for several months, just a row here and a row there, not sure whether I’d eventually make it a big square or a bias rectangle or what. But I seem to have decided to keep it to kerchief size, because it’d make a great constant companion. It is total dream fabric, and I’m eager to see how warm it does feel to me here, even in a small swath like that. But knitting it in summer (inside in the a/c) has been no issue at all, which has not always been true of working with wool (and especially lopi) in summer.

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