Designing knitwear doesn't leave me a lot of free time to knit other people's patterns. But I really love to support my fellow designers, and sometimes a gem comes along that you just can't turn down! Jaime (Fancy Tiger Crafts), Marlee (Have Company) and Lizzy House, decided to host a fun little knitalong (#havefancyhouse) for the Agnes Sweater. If you aren't familiar with this sweater, let me share with you the key points - bulky, quick, top-down, seamless, pockets. Pockets. Seamless. Bulky. QUICK! I couldn't resist (even knowing that with this ever-growing belly of mine, I wouldn't actually be able to wear this sweater until next fall.)
I picked up some Quince & Co. Puffin in Fox for the body and Osprey in Audouin for the pockets from Have Company. (Not to mention a really adorable new dress from Conscious Clothing that I will be able to wear while pregnant and after!!)
I have a strong tendency to lean towards greys and greens when knitting up sweaters for myself, so I pushed myself to go against my norm with orange. I am so happy I did. What a fun addition to my wardrobe!
This knit was super fast. This sweater could easily be knit up in a weekend. The result is a bulky knit sweater, that doesn't leave you feeling like you just added 10 pounds of bulk to your frame (huge win!) I love the deep ribbing for the neckline, hem and wrists. The directions are very simple, and easy enough for a beginner. I would happily knit myself a couple more of these! I will have to see if, sans belly, the torso is long enough next fall. I am very short waisted - so I think it will be okay, but luckily, I have a whole extra skein of the Puffin if I decide to add some more length! To see more pictures, you can hop on over to my Ravelry project page!