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Fireworks Big Reveal!

This week we are FINALLY sharing photos of my TWO Fireworks 4-Day KAL samples in progress. This pullover yoked sweater is one of my new favorites. The texture pattern on the yoke keeps things fun and interesting. 

Designer Marie Greene's pattern notes call for a solid or tonal semi-solid yarn to best show off the texture, and that is what I have used for my first sample: 

Sarah's original Fireworks, knit in Universal Deluxe Tweed Superwash DK, color Denim. There is additional firework detailing (I love additional details!) along the sleeve and the sides - yay!

But, inspiration struck for sample #2 and I couldn't resist the temptation to see if my idea would work. When I swatched and found success, Fireworks #2 was born (drum roll, please): 

I could not stop thinking about trying to create my little "fireworks" with some gorgeous, multi-colored Malabrigo yarn. My first swatch sort-of worked, so I did some troubleshooting, figured out what needed to be done, and made it work. Et voila! Fireworks shooting across a darkened Summer night sky. (Background yarn was from some very old personal stash). 

So, here's the lowdown on what you need to know if you're thinking about letting your Fireworks off leash:

  • Malabrigo Caprino is absolutely stunning for this. It is a blend of merino wool and cashmere, and has perfectly wild colors for fireworks.
  • This modification is for intermediate-plus to advanced knitters only - if this is your first, or near-to-first sweater project, this is not the time to try out this mod. 
  • I will talk more about what I did to use two colors in a future video for those brave enough to try it. 
  • For all sizes 1 50g skein will suffice (I'm nearly certain). 

On to the fun part ... need some inspiration? We've paired up some great yarns for 2-color Fireworks:

 

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5 comments

  • This adaptation to Fireworks has really sparked my interest. Looking forward to future posts
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    Knot Another Hat replied:
    Thank you, Cheryl!

    cheryl
  • Love the two color combo! Am looking for a more muted combo in lighter colors. I live in Florida and don’t wear a lot of dark colors. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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    Knot Another Hat replied:
    _Hi Charlotte, thanks for your comment!

    Check out the Malabrigo Caprino colors Indiecita and Piedras for contrast colors; they are the most muted:

    https://knotanotherhat.com/collections/new/products/malabrigo-caprino?variant=40186182893727

    If you want something more muted you could consider Madelinetosh Farm Twist for CC:

    https://knotanotherhat.com/products/mad-tosh-farm-twist-new?pos=1&_sid=5a4a99628&ss=r&variant=39800550621343

    For main color there are several light colors of Universal Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash:

    https://knotanotherhat.com/collections/4-day-kal/products/universal-yarns-deluxe-dk-tweed?variant=39945986015391

    There are some lovely light colors of Laneras Deseos, such as Stormy and December Rain:

    https://knotanotherhat.com/collections/4-day-kal/products/laneras-deseos?variant=39816260812959

    You said you don’t wear a lot of dark colors, how about fiber content? Many of the yarns we’re suggesting for Fireworks are wool but there are some other fibers also. For less-wool or non-wool blend yarns, take a look at Berroco Remix and Fibre Co Luma:

    https://knotanotherhat.com/collections/4-day-kal/products/berroco-remix-light

    https://knotanotherhat.com/collections/4-day-kal/products/the-fibre-co-luma_

    Charlotte
  • Can’t wait to get more details on your colorful hack!
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    Knot Another Hat replied:
    Thanks Susi, stay tuned!

    Susi Willis

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