Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Indicum

Recently, a bunch of really, really pretty Indicum Pullovers have been popping up on Ravelry. I designed the sweater in navy blue, with a deep purple accent:


And I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed seeing the different color combinations other knitters have chosen to suit themselves. Many are unexpected - combinations I would never have thought of - but all are extremely beautiful!  Below, a sampling of these gorgeous FOs...

(Note: All photos © the referenced Ravelry usernames.)

evilpenguins used Sundara Yarn Fingering Merino Cashmere in Summer Sangria and Fiber Optic Yarns Kashmir in Sterling for her Rosy Indicum.


elf11 used Shilasdair Luxury 4 ply (colorway 137) and a self-dyed BFL sock yarn as contrast for her Bryophyta Pullover. (And how much do I love that she named her pullover with the Latin name for "moss"?)



gdh57 used SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Crush in Raspberry and Goldmine for her lovely version. I love that pop of gold!



Sophy stuck with Malabrigo Yarn Sock (in Ochre) for the main color and Reynolds Soft Sea Wool (colorway 263) for her adorable short-sleeved sweater. (Unfortunately, though, it turned out a little too small for her so it now resides with our friend Erica.)



preciouslyinked chose Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in WD Versuchskaninchen with Wollmeise "Pure" 100% Merino Superwash mont blanc for contrast in her very pretty Keep it simple, stupid. ( :) )



And juicyknits used Skeinny Dipping Penelope Sock in OOAK for her juicy red and orange toned, longer-sleeved version.


Bravo, ladies!

I just love seeing people reinterpret a piece I've designed, whether it be changing the colors like this, altering sleeve length, or modifying it in any way to suit their own sweater needs.  It's one of the best parts of publishing patterns, in my opinion.

For more info on the Indicum pattern, my original blog post about it is here.

3 comments:

lollyknits.com said...

Those are so inspiring! I personally love the high-contrast versions, but it's really beautiful in all its incarnations.

Teresa said...

They're all so pretty! Which is of course down to the very talented designer :) Thanks for sharing them!

Larkin said...

Great sweater Hilary!