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Lauren Loves Laine

It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I am in love with everything about Laine Magazine. It's so hard not to go crazy for their patterns and gorgeous aesthetic. I love the Nordic feel and the articles about designers and different types of yarn. I have made several projects from each issue, but this one might just be my favorite. 

Lauren in her grey and red colorwork pullover sweater

Pattern: Treysta by Jennifer Steingass from Laine Magazine Issue 3
Materials: Léttlopi- 1 skein each of Ash & Rust Heather, 2 skeins of Black Sheep Heather, and 5 skeins of Dark Grey Heather
Size Made: Small
Modifications: None

Lauren in her Laine Colorwork Treysta out of Lettlopi

I have never been good (or even decent) at colorwork. It's always been my 'white whale' of the knitting world. I feel such envy when I see finished projects with perfect floats and tension. I decided to rectify this by forcing myself to practice. I can't exactly say I started with the easiest pattern but knit big or go home! 

Yoke Detail of Lauren's Triangular ColorworkClose up detail of rustic, fuzzy Lettlopi

One of my favorite things about this sweater was that it's knit top down. I appreciated the fact that the yoke (aka the most intimidating part) was first so I could tackle it right away. The chart was very simple to follow and didn't require trapping as many floats as I initially feared. I will say that the Léttlopi is amazing for colorwork. The wool is more "sticky" than others and it helps keep the yarn from being too slippery, allowing for a more even tension. 

Lauren showing off her colorwork sweater with pride

I was surprised at how easily the yoke section went and it definitely gave me a confidence boost. The rest of the pattern was straightforward and simple. It was nice to have some mindless knitting after all the chart reading!

Cuff and hemline detail of the Treysta Sweater 2 Color, Colorwork

I really, really love the way this sweater turned out. When I went to Iceland a couple of years ago I wanted to buy a Lopi sweater so badly, but I refused because "I can just make one". I kept waiting for the right pattern to motivate me and I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks, Laine! 

Lauren against a tall tan brick wall in her Treysta Colorwork Sweater

Comments on this post (2)

  • Jan 25, 2018

    Well done. Your color choice looks stunning with your hair! Thanks for your enthusiastic and inspiring review of the pattern. Hmmmm, I think I have that issue of Laine…..

    — Jana

  • Jan 09, 2018

    This is GORGEOUS! Great work! Color work is my white whale as well. I will definitely have to check out Laine magazine.

    — Noel

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