It's Labor Day weekend! Time for some vacation knitting... and even better? a post about vacation knitting!
Vacation knitting can truly be one of the most inspiring and recharging ways to work on a knitting project. Some of my favorite designs were incubated, born, drafted, or even created in knit format while on vacation. Two of them have the honor of a name that is the location of where they were made: the Assateague and Baton Rouge sweaters.
What makes them special?
First off: the yoke shaping is very unique as the circular portion of the yoke is worked using short rows and strategically placed increases to reach the full bust and shoulder measurements.
Second, the colors! This pattern allows for so much flexibility with the colors that you can choose. For the Assateague sweater, I chose three colors; the Baton Rouge only has two. You can use anywhere from 2 to 10 (or however many you like) to make either of these sweater patterns.
These two sweaters have been published for a good number of months now. As I've been watching the feedback from my test knitters and the group of knitters who have begun to make these sweaters since purchasing the pattern, I have a list of things to improve, per their comments.
Back to the drawing board? Not necessarily. The general shape and idea of both will be the same, but the new versions will have:
I'm about to get started with my new sample of the Baton Rouge sweater... with some new colors that I don't use very often! Want to see what I choose? Follow me on instagram @emilyconnell_designs to find out!
If you like these sweaters, you can save $4 by purchasing them together on Ravelry! Follow the image links for either sweater for more information.
Stay tuned for more updates on the latest addition to the location-inspired sweater collection!
Until next time,
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