Sometimes you just want the yarn to do the work for you. So, I was tempted and bought a couple of skeins of this very cute colorway of Meilenweit Soja yarn. Matched with Lucy Neatby’s Mermaid Sock pattern, I’m getting a ridiculously good amount of fun from a simple six-stitch pattern, round after round:
It’s just SO cute!
In other knitting news, I’ve finished Something Blue, and I love it. There was a bad moment when I feared that I had lost the schematic and notes I had taken, but they are found, and I am now happy again. Friends love it, the LYS employees like it, folks in my congregation admire it. I learned how to do a different set-in sleeve. Yay for the new learning! I wanted to make my own version of a February Lady Sweater with all my favorite sweater features, and I did it.
So, the question is: will this become a real pattern? Honestly, I don’t know yet. Here’s my thinking:
- The sweater is very wearable by a lot of folks. The yarn I used is cheap, and easily subbed with others.
- Stitch patterns are pretty easy. The slightly tricky one is used only on the bottom edge, cuffs and collar.
- It has a lovely subtle shaping feature that will please the knitter, but won’t scream “craft-aholic.”
- It will take a bunch of work to make it in all the sizes that the knitting world likes. And it should come in all those sizes because it is a wearable sweater in all those sizes. It’ll mean major investment of time and probably buying some design software.
- The return on this effort is uncertain. While the sweater is very wearable, many knitters will not want to put all this work into a sweater. I’ve checked some of the numbers on Ravelry for similar sweaters, and it’s hit or miss.
- On the other hand, it’s the kind of sweater pattern I see in knitting magazines, only, in my mind, it’s better.
So, the pondering will continue…and now I have to find something else to knit besides the sock.