While my knitting practice is absolutely a year round affair, my needles pick up speed significantly in late summer moving into fall and winter. This year I felt inspiration for all the things I wanted to make positively overflowing. I made photo collages of styles I admired. I took detailed notes to organize my thoughts and plans about what pieces I would be making to add to my own wardrobe and what pieces I want to gift for the holidays.
It was hard to decide where to start, but I ended up jumping in with the Weekender sweater from Drea Renee Knits and I am so glad that I did! It is truly a wardrobe staple and it’s a good thing that I made this first, because I have worn it in some capacity a few times a week ever since it came off my needles.
I ended up photographing it completely on the fly, on a random weekend day full of mom things including errands and lots of driving kids around. I decided that was the perfect time to capture it because it was the state I expect to wear it in most often – minimal makeup, with jeans and no bra (!!), feeling comfy and relaxed.
Not only do I love the finished piece but it was a so much fun to knit AND it knit up crazy fast. As in, eleven days from start to finish while I was simultaneously knitting another project and still fulfilling all my normal duties of full time job, mom life, etc. That’s the joy of worsted weight yarn. I think I may make a cream colored version eventually. What color would you make?
Scroll down for all the details on this lovely project including links to the yarn and pattern, and more photos.