I have a soft spot in my heart for our own hearty line of wool yarn, Heirloom Romney. Recently we worked with producer Jeane Decoster to revamp the yarn. This year's Heirloom was milled at a new mill, which resulted in the pleasant surprise of a softer hand, as well as slightly different blended hues of natural grey from the colorful Romney wool fleeces. The light natural of our new Heirloom is much closer to white—as opposed to the light mid-grey from previous batches. This meant starting from scratch with Heirloom's color palette.
Having an almost-white-grey opened up a world of new possibilities for pale colors in the over-dyed palette. I'm so excited about what this means for colorwork with our new palette of colors, since the yarn itself is so well suited for colorwork. But, after we finalized the new palette of 22 colors, there was one color that I was head over heels for, and it's Pink Pearl. Something about this warm, pale, orangey pink is just so good!
Pattern: Macrame Motif Sweater by Midori Hirose - smaller neckline version
Materials: Fancy Tiger Heirloom Romney in Pink Pearl (4 skeins)
Size Made: size M2
Gauge: 13 stitches and 21 rows to 4 inches
I decided to go all in with this color and make myself a Pink Pearl sweater. I have been eyeing the Macrame Motif Sweater by Midori Hirose. I love the delicate texture around the neckline, a perfect fit for the pale peachy wool. The sweater has options for narrow or wide neck—I chose the more fitted neckline.
This pattern is a fun, simple and really quick knit in an aran weight yarn. The faux macrame stitch is simple—simpler than cables and much less fussy than bobbles—and it gives such a pretty result. I highly recommend this pattern if you want to play with texture but want a knit that you can whip through without much fuss.
Also, I just want to point out the sleeve decreasing in this pattern, and how it creates some visual interest in the sleeve. I love this little detail!