I Made It with Atlas: Ilya
If anyone asks you what I want for Christmas, I love dark chocolate and knitting colorwork sweaters (not necessarily in that order). As a test knitter I’m always dreaming of colorwork and yarn. Allow me to share my newest test knit—using Atlas. I fell completely in love!
Ilya—just released by Caitlin Hunter—is a superb colorwork sweater for Atlas. Non-superwash yarn for extra warmth. Soft-as-can-be Rambouillet for snuggling into the cowl neck. And with ample ease, Ilya in Atlas is a roomy, but still light layering piece.
I had to choose one of the greens for my main color. Peat is a perfect, dark and moody green that makes me think of the Evergreen State! For contrast colors I was inspired by sweaters I’ve been seeing at trendy stores. Peat combined with Seaglass and Tutu made me think of non-traditional holiday colors.
I may have ordered some more Atlas to make a hat and another colorwork sweater!
Make It with Atlas
- Ilya by Caitlin Hunter
- My blocked gauge is 20 stitches / 4″ (10 cm) using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
- For my Size 3 (with 8″ or 20 cm ease) I used 6 skeins of MC Peat. My contrast colors were Seaglass (2 skeins) and Tutu (1 skein).
Atlas Palettes for Ilya