At the end of the last post, I was still pretty sure that this little thought experiment with the one-piece sweater was going to be just that: a thought experiment. It was a fun idea to consider, but I didn’t feel any driving desire to cast on and knit.

And yet, it was crowding all other design ideas out of my head. And I needed something to cast on, so I kept playing with it. I don’t really have sweater quantities of yarn in my stash, and the few yarns I had weren’t the right yarn for this project, somehow.

But then it occurred to me that I had a bin full of Cascade 220 in a variety of coordinating colors.


What would this look like in a multi-color version? I made a rough sketch of the sweater, and scanned it into my computer. Then, I got out the colored pencils, and got to work.



The fun thing about the multi-color version is that it really highlights the geometry. To my surprise, I liked the blocky, modern look, especially in the asymmetric designs (A, B, and E are my favorites).

I’ve decided to try knitting this up, if only to have something on the needles. After some more hemming and hawing, I settled on B as the color arrangement of choice. I have no idea if this is something that I will actually wear – it falls into the category of project that I will either adore or completely forget about once it’s off the needles. I’m not usually big on blocks of color in clothing, but something in it appeals to me, and that seems like enough of a reason to move ahead.

I’m off to SPA in Maine this weekend, so I should have lots of knitting time to make some progress (I just finished the dark brown section and am starting the gray). More soon!