We all love having that “go to” sweater in our closet. The one you always go back to because the fit is great, it’s comfortable, and the color makes you happy.
As a knitter/designer, it’s a beautiful thing when I can pair a concept with a yarn that makes me all those things too. Debbi Bliss Riva (Bulky: 70% Wool, 30% Acrylic, 88 yards) came out a few years ago. They keep adding better and better colors. The colorway I used in this sweater is a new one, #06. It is pure happiness to me and it’s not even purple. At least not all purple.
I love knitting top down sweaters because you have some control over the outcome. You can modify the length to armhole, sleeve length, and body shaping.
By running waste yarn through your live stitches, you can try it on at any time. I love that!
Names in the running:
“My Go To Sweater”
Mom came late to the party with the name, Wood Smoke. By then it was a done deal. Sorry, Mom, maybe next time.