WIP Wednesday: Sweater & Sock

The last time I knit a sweater for myself, the process revealed some longstanding and non-rational emotions about body image. All that time alone with needles and yarn can do that to a person! So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it’s been nearly two years before I’ve started another one.

But the lovely construction, stitch definition, and simplicity of Joji Locatelli’s “On the Grass” sweater was pretty much irresistible when I saw a sample at JP Knit & Stitch. By chance — or maybe by clever planning — they had the beautiful Valentina colorway of Rios in stock, so really the decision was inevitable.

pink yarn on ball winder with two skeins in background

It’s slightly less pink and more lavender than these photos show. The construction starts at the shoulders with a wide neck and what I think of as “reverse ribbing” before transitioning to double seed stitch for the body. As always when I knit with yarn that’s heavier than sock/fingering, progress is relatively quick.

partially knit sweater body in light pink purple yarn

Speaking of socks (we were, weren’t we?!), I’ve cast on the first of another pair. The pattern is Vanilla Latte, and the yarn is some Zauberball that I had in my stash. I have no idea where it came from, but Hannah reminded me that it’s the yarn I used to make her yoga socks a year or so ago.

partial knit sock and ball of brightly colored yarn

I like how the yarn colors changes just as I turned the heel.

6 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Sweater & Sock

  1. I love the colour of the sweater – this pink I see and potentially one more lavender – as you say, sometimes the colour on screen just isn’t what you see by the actual eye! Goodness knows my own photos are sometimes slightly weird shades! I was only just yesterday bestowing the beautiful vintage-y pinks of yesteryear.

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