Camaro! a new sweater pattern

Before I get started I just need to put it out there that this photo of Sam and I is my favourite! We look so 70's fierce. All hands on the hips and ready for action! The golden light behind us, our perfectly coordinating sweater palettes. We're too much! It was a good photo day, we were having a blast and that always makes for the best shots. 

Introducing Camaro! This pattern is available for sale on Ravelry here and on my website here

Longtime readers may recall the very first prototype I knit of this sweater, oh, about 3 years ago or so (the grey version below)! Well, I can now honestly say that I love this sweater and have worn it a ton over the past 3 years so I am even more excited than usual about getting this pattern out into the world! I knit the first version with 3/4 length sleeves, a hip length split hem and about 2" of positive ease. The fit is casual, cozy and cool. As soon as I had cast off I knew that there were a few changes I wanted to make to perfect the pattern (those simple changes are what took me the 3 years to finally tackle!) and while I was at it I knew that I wanted to explore a completely different fit, one that was cropped, had long sleeves and fit snug. Basically, I wanted a perfect 70's inspired sweater that I would rock with high waisted jeans. I picked a completely different palette and an evenly distributed stipe width rather than the random approach I took with the grey version and went to town. I am happy to say that the two versions are equally loved and worn and that they serve completely different functions in my wardrobe. Don't you love a pattern that does all that!?  

The stripe/colour possibilities for this pattern are literally endless! I can't wait to see what you all do with it. I really, REALLY, want to knit another in one of our NEW PALETTES! but am not sure that I can really justify owning 3 Camaro's... I love it so much that I would consider knitting one for my sister just for the fun of it. 

And, since we're on the topic of the new palettes... 

 New pattern coming next week featuring our Summer Palette.

New pattern coming next week featuring our Summer Palette.

February is a big month for me in terms of exciting pattern releases. The sneak peek shown above is another new design I've been hinting at (this is the pattern I used for Chris Christmas sweater!) and it will be released next week and is also the perfect pattern for one of our Palettes. 

I guess that if I had to choose my favourite type of knit, this would be it: colourful, scrappy, fun! I don't think I'll ever stop dreaming up projects for our Palettes. They're my fave.