It was going to be my summer knitting project, but I couldn't decide on a yarn to use and ended up knitting the Red White Gansey as an interim project.
Before the Idaho trip, I ordered some sample yarn from Knitpicks and vowed to make a decision and order yarn when I got home.
These three colors are Swish, a superwash, worsted weight 100% wool.
Swish is a lovely yarn, but none of the three colors is perfect for my Autumn Song.
From left to right:
- Fired Brick - too dark and too blue toned. Will use yarn for CIC socks.
- Copper - A beautiful warm brown. Made the final cut before elimination. Will use for CIC socks.
- Light Coral - Loved it, but it really isn't an "oak" color. Plus I have two similar colored sweaters in my closet as it's one of my favorites. I may stash it a while for possible future swatching on a yet unknown project.
Here are three Wool of the Andes Worsted weight, 100% wool colors.
- Firecracker Heather (top) - Winner! I ordered 22 skeins of it today. This shade of warm red with the subtle heathering just screams Autumn Song to me. Yes, I just finished a red sweater. Firecracker Heather is different enough so I won't feel like I'm knitting the same color.
- Forest Heather (bottom left) - This gorgeous dark heathered green yarn is the color of mature oak leaves. If I wasn't in love with the Firecracker Heather, I'd swatch it for stitch definition. My guess is that it's a little dark for a cabled sweater. I'm going to keep it in mind for future projects.
- Amber Heather (bottom right) - Another lovely color and it does look "oaky". This type of color was high on my list when I was younger and red headed. It's not so great with white hair. Red is better. These skeins will be CIC socks.