Spectra Pullover: Game On!

By Ann Shayne
November 23, 2021

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22 Comments
  • Your Spectra is looking really beautiful! It’s surprising what happens when holding 2 colors together.

  • This is so pretty.

  • I’m almost done with the back of this addictive knit and I’m adding length in solid color to the sleeves. This is addictive!

  • Amazing! What an adventure.

  • CM: lichen-like. And lovely ! gonna be great Ann

  • Beautiful. Starting to make me think beyond the color wheel. I’ve a long way to go before I am as adventurous as you but I can try!

  • I love the main color you discovered. Marling is great fun and full of surprises

  • I love that CM too. Learned to love marl-ing early. My most frequent compliments were on a navy blue and deep pink marled headband. It was a spontaneous choice – that was the fun of it.

  • The mint and gold remind me of a really good piece of turquoise and I’m always looking -and failing- to find the perfect good turquoise combination for my knitting.
    Good job.

  • I am finally working on the swarf, and marling does strange things. I wish I liked my color choices better. I’ll post a pic when it’s done, maybe magic will happen in the meantime.

  • When you stay up late to knit on, that’s happiness.

  • Oooh yeah, that CM combo is a winner. Best of all, I can see it working for a range of skin tones.

  • Excellent colors, Ann – they look good marled together, they would look good as solid stripes or color blocks. I love your “whopper” swatch and would be happy with a garment that continued that striping arrangement all the way across. I love side-to-side sweaters, btw. Vertical striping forever!

  • I want to add 6 inches to my sleeves also; so, did you need extra yarn and if so, how much?

  • Those colors

  • I so agree! I cannot leave one color plain! Mix and match and blend! Pants optional!!!

  • OMG that is pretty now I know I have to make it soon as my vanilla is done

  • I LOVE IT!!

  • The Spectra is next for me! When I saw it in the Field Guide post, I actually gasped out loud. I’ve been a marling fool for awhile now, a little marling in almost every project. I can’t wait to start this and I’ve got my Tvinni colors ready to go. I ordered exactly what is in the Field Guide sample – which isn’t very creative of me, but I just fell over with those colors. Your CM is gorgeous, like sunshine and the Caribbean sea.

  • Were you ever rewarded for stepping out of your color comfort zone!! And is that ever a metaphor for this space in time. How could you have known?

  • I’m at the same point with my Spectra, but I’ve come to screeching halt when I look at those sleeves. They are so small. Across all sizes, they seem impossibly narrow. I’m going back to my BO row and decreasing less. Looking forward to discovering more as this beauty comes to life.

  • Marling- surprises and mysteries in knitting. Of your swatches the first 6 colors of from the right make my heart beat faster, and mouth water. Why is that?
    I fell in love with marls since Stephen West’s marl scarf. I thought I’d exhausted my creativity there. But always hankered for a well constructed sweater in marls. AND I LOVE TVINNI!! This will be my next cast on- after my 5 UFOs are done. And I may just steal your color combos, they’re so delicious!!