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Weekend Sweater in Bold Colors

Weekend Sweater in Bold Colors

My Weekend Sweater knitting pattern is a super easy knit, top down, with all knit stitches (no purls). The sample I made back in 2017 was a solid neutral color, with a stripe across the middle in a subdued variegated yarn. I envisioned this pattern being made with or without the stripe. Some would be nice solid colors. Some would be nice solid colors with a subtle stripe across the middle.

Weekend Sweater Bold Colors

What I didn’t envision was this one that just came off of my needles last week. This sweater is anything but subtle.

When I came up with this bold color scheme, I started with a great skein from Three Irish Sisters that I had picked up at the Rhinebeck Yarn Bazaar, the day before Sheep and Wool. (It’s Springvale Worsted in the “Man in the Moon” colorway.)

Three Irish Sisters, Springvale Worsted, Man in the Moon

I could have kept it classy and just used a creamy off white for the solid portions of the sweater, but I was in the mood to knit something colorful, and maybe just a little bit outrageous. So, I picked out a nice yellowy green for the yoke, and some bold pink for the sleeves and body. I used my favorite workhorse, Cascade 220, in “Palm” (2409) and “Cerise”(7802).

Weekend Sweater in Bold Colors

Weekend Sweater in Bold Colors

This was a fun knit. It served its purpose, and brightened up my January a little bit. Plus, it showed how versatile the Weekend Sweater pattern is. I have another color scheme in mind to try, this time dark and slimming, I think. But I’m going to give myself a little break from sweaters first 🙂

Have you knit a Weekend Sweater? I’d love to see it!

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