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:
I had the same idea! I am using Malabrigo Arroyo in Regatta Blue for my main color, and Chameleon for the fireworks. One of the colors in Chameleon is really close to the Regatta Blue, so that particular firework tends to blend in, but hey, sometimes fireworks fizzle!
Hi, I am using Universal deluxe tweed dk in raisin for my main color and was wondering if you could suggest a Malabrigo caprino color to go with it. It is hard to see on line! I love the two color idea. It looks more like fireworks!
Knot Another Hat replied:
I think Atomic, Aniversario, Arco Iris, and Diana would all go well with the Raisin. :)
Thank you! Sarah
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This adaptation to Fireworks has really sparked my interest. Looking forward to future posts