Aug 24, 2012

Jump for Fall: Update

At the start of summer, I made a commitment to have only a few WIPs on my needles and now that summer is coming to a close, I'm happy to say that I've kept that commitment.  I've been knitting for the Jump for Fall challenge where I'm knitting garments for my fall/winter wardrobe.  A lovely group of knitters are doing this with me as an on-going KAL, and I've been inspired by what everyone is working on. 

Along with my Westwood Blouse and Sea Pines Pullover, I cast on a new and original design for Miranda:  a late summer/early fall open-lace pullover.  I'm knitting with Rowan Calmer (could there be anything more delicious?), and am using a similar top-down raglan formula as I did on my Sea Pines.


The color is beautiful -- somewhere between an ocean blue and a teal green -- and the stitch pattern is one that I thought up in my head.  Fortunately, it's translating well onto my needles. I'm using both a dropped stitch, k2tog combination with a simple YO and so far, we're both pleased with how the pullover is developing.  



I'm as excited about the Jump for Fall challenge as I was when I first committed to try it.  I expect to have lots to show you next week.

Happy weekend knitting, everyone.

21 comments:

  1. Oh cool! I'm excited to see this after hearing about it for a couple weeks! I love this shade of Calmer, and you know it's one of my favorite yarns. Can't wait to see the finished sweater!

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  2. That stitch looks amazing! This is a beautiful color choice and a great yarn, so you've got all the ingredients for an awesome sweater!

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  3. Just looking at that bit you have done makes me excited to see this one! It's going to be so pretty when all is said and done.

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  4. That stitch is gorgeous, and I love your choice of yarn, it'll be beautiful when finished!

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  5. I love that blue! It certainly is "calming".
    I can't wait to see this new pattern! Looks like a beautiful stitch.

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  6. Wow, love the colour of the yarn, that's going to be gorgeous when it's finished! I'm looking forward to seeing the other things which are in the offing....an exciting commitment!

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  7. Looks like a pretty & squishy stitch !

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  8. That is beautifully colored yarn. Can't wait to see more.

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  9. Oh wow, you are just dreaming it up as you go along? I'm sure it will turn out simply gorgeous, I cannot wait to see this one finished!

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  10. Wow! That looks like it is going to be beautiful...

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  11. Oh go you with your creative knitting!! LOVE the colour!

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  12. LOve the colour and the stitch pattern. Look forward to the finished pictures!

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  13. That yarn is so fresh and gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. It looks great so far, I can't wait to see how it progresses :]

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  15. Beautiful color and interesting stitches! Can't wait to see the final product.

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  16. That looks like an interesting construction! Miranda is going to look gorgeous in it.

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  17. What a gorgeous colour!! I love it!

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  18. Love that stitch, and the color is so perfect!

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  19. Wow, intriguing stitch pattern and gorgeous color! I can't wait to see how this project progresses.

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  20. Love this color.
    Daughter #2 picked a very similar color for the hooded scarf I'm knitting for her b/d
    Such a happy color!
    hugs

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