Yarn for Agata

Agata got the best of me and I had to order yarn for it.  Who really thought I might hold off?  Yes . . I was the only one who had the idea that there was enough self-control somewhere deep within that might overcome my desire to buy yarn for this project!

Last night, I kept looking at the yarn online.  I knew I was going to order Knitwhits Freia Fine Handpaints Ombre Sport and Knitwhits Freia fine Handpaints Flux Sport, which were used in the pattern, but choosing the colors of yarn was getting me so confused.  I wrote an email to the Knitwhits folks last night at 11:oo p.m. my time, thinking I might get a response back sometime today, but not really expecting to hear from them til Monday.  When I checked email this morning, I had a response from them that came in at about 12:30 a.m. this morning.  Tina gave me lots of options!  I had asked her which ones go with vertigo or dusk and she gave me way more info than I requested. I’m copying her response, with her permission, here so that if any of you want to make that sweater.

  • Tapestry goes well with both vertigo and dusk and dusk’s colors were rooted in tapestry so they definitely coordinate together.  I think Byzantine could work with vertigo as well.
  • Coastline to go with either Denim or River – personally I would lean to River – actually Maple would work nicely too with coastline.
  • Dartmoor and Cloud or Lichen
  • Ultraviolet and blue velvet
  • Byzantine and Grapevine
  • Big Top and Hard Candy
  • Punk Rock with either Tijuana teal, cochinilla or Oro Azteca
  • Purpleheart with Cloud
  • Tapestry with maple, or vertigo, or dusk
  • Seaglass with lichen (this is on my short list!)
  • Metal earth would work well with cloud

I love the Tapestry but since the pattern was made using that, I didn’t want to copy.  I almost got Byzantine and Grapevine.  I really almost got Coastal and River. Metal earth and cloud were in the cart at one time.  I ended up with:






I figured since almost everything I’ve made for this winter has been in the limey green family, I’ll just make Winter, 2013 the year of lime green!

This project may jump right ahead in my queue and be the next thing I work on after Guernsey Wrap for The Loopy Ewe 4th Quarter Challenge, which is after I finish Dreambird, but somewhere in there . . I feel a bunny being knitted.

So many projects, so little time!




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    Denise ~ Justquiltin says

    Those will be really pretty. Let’s see I have 5 Flare ombre in the stash and 2 of fuschia ombre. Too bad I don’t have more of one or the other. 🙂

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    Mel Meister says

    The yarn is spectacular, but it would be like a 300 buck sweater for me. Can’t do that right now!

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    I am really enjoying the process of knitting now since I’m learning more about it and how to read patterns. So, I let you twist my arm and I got this pattern too. I love it!

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    Susan says

    Wow, you find the most delicious patterns and yarns. Now can you just find some extra time too? I find way more wonderful projects that I have time for. Thanks Judy!