My Own Spectra Sweater

January 7, 2022

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  • Woo hoo! Team fuschia won the day! It looks beautiful Cecelia!

  • It’s lovely! And such a fun knit.

  • It is so heartening to read that a persevering, innovative knitting explorer and experimenter, someone who’s work I really admire, struggles with some aspects of sweaters. Thank you Cecilia for describing the process by which you found what will work for you. It is possible, and so I will persist with my own sweater struggles, encouraged by your example.

  • Oooh, I love it! I’m looking forward to knitting my ‘Texas Winter’ version once I finish my Color Explosion Throw in the palette you guided me to in the workshop! Some of those combinations look a lot like the start of your sweater, muted but delightful. I had no idea how much I would love marling — it’s so fun and satisfying to see each combination.

  • I enjoyed this post Cecilia and reading about your approach to design, your yarn preferences, how colors make you feel. I also appreciated reading about your past issues with knitting sweaters because I could definitely relate! This past June, it was wonderful to experience your teaching style in person. Your post now has given me a further glimpse into your personal style and approach to knitting. Thank you!

  • Oh Cecilia!! I just scrolled down to see what color 23S was and when I gasped, my sweet husband asked what was wrong. Ha!! It’s beautiful. What a great combo. I didn’t think that sweater was for me — thought it would be too difficult, but with your encouragement, I’m gonna try. Thank You!!!!

  • Thank you for sharing this article and I’m looking forward to the Zoom get together. My own Spectra sweater is at a similar stage and has a charcoal main color. I got snagged by the Calligraphy cardigan in FG 9 so have not been making much progress on the Spectra. I’m not fond of horizontal stripes but love the vertical ones in this sweater and the sideways design. Thank you for tackling this sweater!

  • It’s interesting to read that you’re not that comfortable knitting sweaters and then you design a quite complicated one.

  • Love the 23s with the blue, so pretty!

  • Beautiful!

  • Wow, such a beautiful combination of colors! When I saw the sample in the Field Guide, I was so in love with the colors I made a decision unusual for me to go with the exact colors used. It’s coming along beautifully and it’s a fun fast knit.
    When you successfully completed a sweater for the first time, did you think ‘I’m a grown up knitter now’, or was that just me? 🙂

  • So glad you said yes!
    I enjoyed knitting a Marlogram scarf for a Christmas gift and can’t wait to knit the Spectra sweater for myself.