For quite a while, I’ve had dreams of a murky pullover. A cloak of invisibility, a portable hideout, shade that I can wear.
As you know, I love the colors that don’t even appear on a color wheel—the grays, greiges, dims, danks, blurries, and slurries.
Lucky for me, these are all shades that look amazing in Léttlopi. So when anticipating the good time I’m about to have with Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Destination Pullover from Field Guide No. 17: Lopi, I have relished the chance to pick three gloomies to make this sweater.
I know, I know: springtime hath burst upon us! The world is green and flowery. That’s fine! I don’t need my knitting to match the seasons. Indeed, this sweater is going to be done in short order, and I’ll stow it away until that moment this fall when I pull it out as a tasty present from me to me.
A while back, I pulled together a bunch of combination ideas for the Destination Pullover, if you’d like to go have a peek at those here. They’re all great, and some are downright cheerful.
Let’s have a look at the combination I’ve picked for this delicious quick project.
Top: Dark Grey Heather.
Bottom: Rough Seas.
Kermit: Black and white.
This photo is actually brighter than the deep murk of these colors. At night, they look extremely close. Rough Seas in particular is such a dark green that it looks almost black. In other words: perfect.
See all 38 of our Léttlopi colors, if you’re looking for a Destination of your own.
The Joy of a Big Needle
As I set out on this quick adventure, I didn’t realize exactly how fast it goes. An easy evening’s knitting and I’m already through the first ball. I’m using a US size 11 (8 mm) needle to get gauge. (Pattern calls for a size 10.)
I’m already to the point where I add in the pocket backings, and I haven’t even figured my concept for them yet! This thing is practically knitting itself.
I swear, I think Kermit thinks Léttlopi is a sentient being. He curled up beside these babies and seemed to go into deep conversation with his dozen new friends.
Meanwhile . . .
Hello and high five to the stalwart souls who heard the siren call of Kaffe Fassett’s Garter Stripe Shawl and have ordered up the giantest bundle we offer! We are a proud and feisty group, undaunted by a six-foot-long garter stripe shawl.
I’m happy to report that in a week’s time I’ve put a dent in 10 colors, and the living is easy. Going between my murky Destination and exuberant Garter Stripe Shawl means that I. Am. Never. Bored.
We sold out of these bundles last week (maybe it’s the 10% savings that make this an easy yes), but Ashley and Nathan have pulled together a new batch, so if you’re looking for the project to ease you through the summer, c’mon in! The water’s fine! You’ll find the bundle right here.