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  • Shifty
  • Sumner Smith
  • knitting

Shifty

Earlier in the year I started my Shifty sweater - a gorgeous mosaic pattern by Andrea Mowry.  I did, however, have a couple of issues - namely that my freestyle approach to gauge led to some interesting mathematical moments, and then a general sleeve island update (which, by the way I totally changed my mind on - knitting in the round with two circulars is once again dead to me!  Magic Loop forever!  Until, you know, I get bored again and switch to a different method.)

At any rate, it was one of those projects I loved making, and then finished in the middle of summer and kind of forgot about. Because wool sweaters in the south in the summer = no go.  But now we're getting a few hints of cool again (yay!) and the sweaters are emerging from the plastic bags they've lived in all summer (curse the moths!), and I'm back in love with the new Shifty.

Here it is, in all of its Spincycle glory.  Honestly I think Spincycle might be my very favorite yarn to knit with - it's just so *fun* to see the colors show up and watch them play with each other.  It definitely makes me knit much faster than any other yarn.  Which, in my book, is a win - vastly entertaining yarn that turns into a beautiful garment.  

For this particular sweater I used Spincycle Dyed in the Wool in Melancholia, Frosty Night and Devilish Grin.  In the interest of full disclosure, I got a bunch of it in their very rare Seconds Sale (the only way I could even think about making an entire sweater out of it), and the Seconds Sale yarn was great - a little slubby, but nothing that stood out once it was finished.  As usual, I got the rest of the yarn from my LYS - Black Mountain Yarn Shop. ❤️

  • Sumner Smith
  • knitting