Simple and Red

To combat all the general and yarny craziness around here, I started a simple sweater. In red. After all the colorwork knitting I’ve been up to, and after all the prep for the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, I need something nearly mindless to just stockinette away on.

So I started a sweater I’ve had in mind for awhile, a top down raglan v-neck, using Barbra Walkers formula in Knitting from the Top. The yarn is Alpaca with a Twist Baby Alpaca, in a very delicious shade of red. I purchased two of their big ass skeins (8.75oz each) at the Pittsburgh Festival, which totally falls into the special exceptions of my yarn diet, which is that Festival yarn doesn’t count as long as it’s a purposeful purchase. Obvs this is.

Even with stopping to configure and stopping to try it on a bijillion times, this is a very enjoyable knit.

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5 Responses to Simple and Red

  1. Michelle says:

    Top down raglans are so relaxing to knit. That’s a very pretty shade of red too!

  2. stockinette can be very soothing! love the red that you picked out.

  3. Protagitron says:

    Love that sweater! To quote the book: “Red is best.”

  4. Seanna Lea says:

    That’s a great shade of red!

  5. Kim says:

    LOVE that color! Red and alpaca…it doesn’t get much better does it?