The color in this photo is all wrong. Here is a link to a better photo of the color. The color is called brambles.
Anyway, the July project for Camp Loopy was announced the other day so I picked a pattern and ordered some yarn. The requirement for the project is stripes. It doesn’t have to be color stripes, it can be texture or beads. This really opened up the options.
I’ve had my eye on a summer weight sweater, something with short sleeves. Something casual and comfortable. After poking around on Ravelry I decided on Derecho designed by Alison Green. (Link goes to Berroco website.) The sweater has a textured yoke that looks striped so it meets the requirements.
I’m not an experienced sweater knitter. I tend to struggle with fit. I’m hoping the top down pattern will allow me to try it on as I knit. I’m hoping the yarn, a bamboo cotton blend will work for the pattern. I’m hoping I can adapt the pattern as I knit. I’m hoping I can get the whole thing knit in a month.
The plan is to knit a swatch (I know, like a real knitter!), wash it and see what the fabric and my gauge look like. Fortunately I can do that during June so if multiple attempts are necessary I won’t waste all of July. But first I’ve got to get my June socks finished.