Quince & Co yarn company. Quince & Co is a Maine-based company that sells US grown and spun yarns, and their aesthetic is just right for my style. After perusing their patterns, I found the Lesley sweater, a perfectly simple pullover by Hannah Fettig, and bought the recommended yarn. The sweater is knit from the top down in the round, with no seams to sew (wahoo!). I increased the length of the hem ribbing, but otherwise, I followed the pattern exactly for size 32.
Osprey) is an Aran-weight wool, which is super quick to knit (1 week from start to finish on this one). I chose the "Goldfinch" color because in the depths of winter I was dying for some spring. The yarn is soft and squishy, and not at all itchy! So lovely.
I'm seriously in love with my Goldfinch sweater and have sewn two skirts to coordinate with it! It has taken actual effort to not purchase all the colors and knit up a ton of these.
For my second sweater, and with only 2 weeks until the day, I suddenly *needed* a green sweater for St. Patrick's Day. So, I purchased the worsted-weight Lark yarn (in snap pea) to knit up the Petra sweater by Pam Allen.
Again, this sweater is knit from the top down on circular needles, so no seams at all! (Seamless circular construction is almost a requirement for a new project now.) This one took me 1 week and 1 day to finish. Again I added length to the sleeve and hem ribbing as my only alteration.
The boatneck goes a little higher in the front and lower in the back than I would like, but I've worn it with a button down underneath and that works well.
These are kind of "faux" cables, made without a cable needle. So pretty!
Since these two sweaters almost felt like knitting cheating (it doesn't feel right to knit a sweater in a week!), I tackled a much more involved project for my third sweater. I'm using a wool-silk fingering weight yarn and lace pattern for the Florence cardigan. My goal is to be done by Mother's Day, and it will be tight!