The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater »
Type of item: Clothing
What was your inspiration?
There are so many luscious colors of Lettlopi yarn that it was hard to choose. Then I realized how much time I spend in jeans and I knew exactly which colors I wanted to use.
What are you most proud of?
I wanted to use more colors in the yoke so I broke the pattern up into smaller sections and used 5 colors - white, ash, heaven blue, lapis blue and navy. I especially like the subtle change between the white and ash because it shows the contrast of the darker colors well while adding a bit of interest..
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The hardest part for me was reading the chart. I haven't made a multi color pattern since the 80's and the prescription in my glasses has increased over the years. To make it easier I printed out the chart and wrote the colors to be used in each box using just 1 or 2 capital letters so I could read them easily.
The other advice I would give is to check each row for accuracy before going on to the next row. It's a lot easier to take out 1 row than several.