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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

FO: Amazing Technicolor Dream CYOA

Hello friends! Turns out a long weekend was just what I needed, and I did finally get caught up on FO pictures! Today is all about my Amazing Technicolor Dream CYOA/CYOA of Many Colors. Last fall I came across an old knit that just wasn't working for me. I originally planned trying to make it a more wearable cardigan, but you guys helped me come to the conclusion that this yarn really needed to be a pullover. And boy, were we all right.

Look at this. It's perfect. It's a focal piece, it's not overwhelming. It fits so well, nothing about it says "I have no clue what I'm doing." The sleeves are perfect.  The length is perfect. The neckline is perfect. I can wear it with jeans, leggings, or skirts, tucked or untucked. It is exactly the crazy multi-colored top that I needed in my wardrobe.

I'm so glad I finally found this yarn's true purpose. I actually knit my first sweater ever with this yarn, and two frogging's later I finally have just what I want. The silk content in the yarn makes this just a little nicer than my average cotton top, and I love how the colors all play together.

This time around I did alternate skeins every two rounds to help avoid pooling, and I'm so glad I did. I knit a smaller size of this tee than I did for my silver cropped version, because I wanted a more tailored look, and it's spot on. I'm really so thrilled with this, and I'm so glad I finally managed to overcome all my challenges and hesitations with this yarn to make something I really love!

Pattern: Choose Your Own Adventure Tee by Allyson Dykhuizen 
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton & Silk Hand Paint "Elements"

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  1. That sweater is BEAUTIFUL! I am not a sweater knitter... but I might give this pattern a go after seeing your version.

  2. Amazing pullover! I love the multicolor and the fit is really good. I have a love-hate relationship with pullovers and have really struggled to find one that I want to wear when I'm finished knitting it--I might have to give this pattern a try!!

  3. This fits you perfectly and is so very pretty!! I would have been scared to use such a colorful yarn on a sweater, but I'm glad you did and showed how nice it can turn out!!

  4. You nailed it out of the PARK on this one! This might actually be my all-time favourites when it comes to you sweaters, and if it gets within 100 km of me I might just accidentally steal it. Seriously, guard that sweater because it might disappear one day and it probably wont even be me who steals it out of sweater envy! Haha <3

  5. Perfect indeed, I'm having some serious sweater envy!! I just adore the colours in this yarn and the fit couldn't be better. Love love love!