I really dug in and worked on my Marled Magic sweater this week. So many colors. So many combinations. So much fun. Seriously, this is addictive knitting at its best with a big side of stash busting. I blogged about this project earlier and showed off all of the yarn I had collected to use in the sweater. I am now well into the second section of the sweater and I am feeling the magic for sure. This sweater is going to be great this winter and I am having a great time dreaming/knitting it.
The sweater is knitted with one strand of fingering yarn held together with one strand of mohair. As the two are knitted together they create the marled look of the fabric.
I’m have over a dozen different yarns in this section, and I have to lug around the box of yarns while I’m knitting. So… I admit it. I lost control. I cast on a small project that is easy to carry around to work on while away from home.
I couldn’t help it. These yarns are in the bins that I’m using on the big sweater project, and as I dug through yarns to put together the combos for the second sweater section I noticed that speckled yarn. It was near the solid blue yarn, but there were those black specks in the speckled yarn too… I started to dream about how they would look as a sock combination. Cute, right? Here are my project notes with the yarns that I used for these Jelly Rolls. There are some other sock combinations calling to me already that I’m trying to ignore while I keep working on the sweater.
It’s just crazy to think that I would have only one project going at a time.
If I cast on ANOTHER sock I may need to go buy some more needles.
Oh, little things like that have never stopped me before! 🙂
Have a good (knitting) weekend, everyone.
13 thoughts on “WIPs this Week: Marled Magic Sweater and More Jelly Rolls”
The sweater is coming along beautifully! The colors are so nice.
I love the Jelly Roll sock. I’ve got to knit a pair. First I must finish a couple of things though.
Watch out! Those Jelly Rolls are kind of addictive, especially since they can be good for using up left over yarn.
I am completely enthralled by the Marled Magic Sweater. All those colors! I really want to knit one for myself so I happy I get to see your progress.
The Jelly Roll socks are on my list, too. I have a lot of mini singles that, in combination, coukd make for some fun shorties.
I am so happy with the sweater. I’m kind of dreaming up one in blues and greens while I work on this. The construction is a little mysterious, I must say…
I’ll keep watching the mystery unfold in your posts…happy knitting! ☺
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I would have a hard time resisting those yarns for Jelly Rolls too. And I love all the colors you chose for the sweater – I love how it’s working up!
Thank you. The black yarn has cashmere in it, so they feel really good on my feet, too. 😀
Those socks look so comfy!
They are, and they stay on my feet!
I’ve never heard the term fingering yarn but I get the concept. Does it tangle easily or is it fairly easy to do? You’re clearly a pro (I’m a novice who loves knitting but I never get very far). This is lovely!
Fingering is the yarn that is heavier than lace, but lighter than sport. It is great for socks, shawls, baby things but quite a slog when knitting sweaters.
Ah. Thanks for explaining that. I can picture exactly what you mean. I can well image that’s a slog.