My Sunset Highway sweater is complete so I thought I would share it today.
About a month ago, I realized I was short on yarn for my Rhinebeck Sweater #1 (Super Soul Cardigan by MaryJane Mucklestone) so what do I decide to do while waiting for the yarn to be delivered? Well, cast on a new one....of course.
I had admired the Sunset Highway sweater and I thought it would be perfect. I love knitting color work and I'm a fan of wearing yoked sweaters. So I dove into my stash and I had everything I needed! I'm typically a project based buyer, but I always splurge on things that I just have to have when at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival every May. I picked up a bunch of yarn at the Backyard Fiberworks booth and I thought it would make a perfect Sunset Highway.
Now...let's talk quickly about my taste in knitting. I don't like to have what a lot of other knitters are knitting or wearing. Call me weird, but I like to be a little different. So when I casted on this sweater, I didn't know anyone making it. Maybe I was in LaLa Land...I don't know but it seemed like as soon as I started I saw this EVERYWHERE!!!!! Kits are being made and sold through yarn stores, it's all over instagram feeds....so....CLEARLY I won't be the only knitter with this on at Rhinebeck. It will be fun to see all the color combos and how people put their own spin on the pattern.
Some notes on my sweater:
My gauge was off so my math minded sister, Andee, was kind enough to help math-dummy me and help me adjust my needle size. I knitted the large size with size US 3 for the color work and US 4 for the body. The dark gray yarn is cormo and it had a tighter gauge than the sock merino yarn.
I haven't blocked this yet, so the photo is my unblocked version.
For those of you who have been to Rhinebeck, or first timers, here's a fun blog post from Fringe Supply that sums it up pretty well! Check it out.