The votes have been counted. The yarn with the most votes for my next project is Elsebeth Lavold’s Hempathy!
Juniper Moon Farm Tenzing is a Merino Wool/Yak blend, which means I’d be knitting across seasons and getting ready for the Fall. However, many people liked the spring green shade of Tenzing.
Now you have to decide which pattern I’m going to make with my stunning blue Hempathy.
I have three projects in mind from which you can select. They are being presented in no particular order.
First up is the Allium top from The Garden Delight Collection book.
Allium caught my eye because it’s both different and very pretty. You won’t find this top in stores! I like all the details, from the peplum skirt to the lace on the shoulders.
I do, however, worry about how the peplum will look on my pear shaped body.
Allium is worked in the round to the underarms, so finishing will be a breeze.
Next up is Gyda from The Second Viking Knits Collection book.
This is Elsebeth’s 9th book, but I love many of the patterns.
Again, the lovely details made Gyda catch my eye. I also like the easy fit.
Gyda will be a fun knit because of the interesting construction. The edging is knit first, sideways, then stitches for the body are picked up along the edge.
The basket weave pattern will be easy to memorize and “read” once the pattern is established.
Since the sweater is knit flat, in pieces, finishing will take a little longer.
The last pattern is the Buttercup top by Heidi Kirrmaier.
Buttercup isn’t our pattern, so I can’t post an actual picture, but you can see a peek of it in the screen grab up above.
Buttercup is an A-line, t-shirt style top with raglan shaping. There is a little lace at the neckline and hemp. It is worked top down, so finishing will be very minimal.
Hempathy is the recommended yarn for Buttercup so I won’t have to worry about whether or not it will work out properly.
Which pattern should I knit?
There you have it! Narrowing my choices down to just three patterns was really hard since there are so many nice patterns available for Hempathy.
Since you’ll be watching the project develop as I knit it up, I hope these projects excite you as much as they excite me! LOL
I can’t wait to see which one you all select.
PS-Don’t feel too bad for Tenzing. It will have it’s chance in the sun later on!
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