Colorwork dreams achieved! I've been on the lookout for an all-over colorwork sweater project, and recently the Sanguine Sweater by Morgan Woltersdorf caught my eye. I love her unique motifs in this design. The way the colors cycle through the pattern, you are never knitting the same pattern with the same color—it makes for a most entertaining project. If, like me, you think colorwork makes knitting even more fun, I highly recommend this project!
Pattern: Sanguine Sweater by Morgan Woltersdorf
Materials: Brooklyn Tweed Loft in colors Fossil (2 skeins), Blanket Fort (1), Sap (1), Woodsmoke (1), and Embers (1)
Size Made: size 40
Gauge: 22 stitches and 34 rounds to 4" after blocking (block your swatch on this baby!)
Modifications: Shortened the body length.
I chose to make my Sanguine in Loft from Brooklyn Tweed. It is a fingering weight yarn, which is technically a bit light for this DK weight pattern. Loft has a unique texture, a lot of bloom, and is not slippery or drapey at all. Although this knitting pattern is just out if it's gauge range, I prefer to knit with Loft on the looser side anyway, so that the openness of the stitches allow the fabric more movement.
The colors in the Brooklyn Tweed palette really can't be beat for choosing a cohesive and interesting combination for colorwork projects. For my sweater I chose colors Fossil, Blanket Fort, Sap, Woodsmoke, and Embers.
I decided to make the length of my sweater more cropped than the pattern. Since I got a shorter row gauge with the yarn I chose, I still knit the same pattern repeats for the body to get a shorter sweater. I ended up knitting a bit more on the sleeves to get a full length sleeve.
Just a note, because of the shorter row gauge, (more rows of knitting per inch) you may need a bit more yarn than the pattern recommends to get a full length sweater.
As cooler weather arrives, I'm excited to wear my cropped Sanguine over dresses, high waisted pants, and long tunics. Fall color, I'm ready for you!