All the Caitlins

Alright, I admit it. I have kind of a thing with Caitlin Hunter’s designs right now. I started in May last year with an innocent little Tegna sweater, and then there was another Tegna, and then I decided to try a sweater with some Fair Isle work in it (ahem… I’m talking to you Sipila), and before I knew it I had gone down the Caitlin Hunter rabbit hole. In less then 18 months I have completed 8 different sweaters from this designer, and I’m still in love with every single one of them.

Top row from the left: Tegna, my autumn hydrangea, and Sipila. Middle row from the left: Mums, Koivua, another Tegna, and Nordiska. Bottom row from the left: Sturgill, Marettimo,Β  Zweig, and some coneflowers.

A few week ago a good friend from my old knitting group contacted me to let me know that she had a gift for me. What? A gift? This was completely out of the blue, and generated a little guilt on my end as I didn’t have a gift to give back. Since I’ve given up going to my knitting group lately as I’m staying more at home these days to manage my symptoms (more guilt!),Β  Diane finally popped her gift to me into the mail. Completely mystified I opened the envelope to discover…

A note from Caitlin Hunter herself!!
Diane took a picture of Caitlin writing the note!

Best gift ever!Β  Diane, thank you so much!! Opening that envelope was a joyful as finishing off one of these sweaters and popping it on for the first time. I am so happy and grateful that you thought of me.

I have one more Caitlin Hunter sweater in my queue that I’m hoping to get done before the end of the year, a Soldotna Crop sweater that I will be making a little longer than crop. I have a bunch of homespun yarns that are just chomping to be made into a Soldotna. I know, I am a little out of control, but I’m having a lot of fun, so don’t judge me. πŸ™‚ If I manage to make my yarn destash goals this year it will be partly due to Caitlin’s compelling sweater designs, so this is a good thing, right?

It’s going to cool down this weekend so I’m totally going to rock one of these sweaters. Have a great (knitting) weekend everyone.

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

19 thoughts on “All the Caitlins”

  1. That is fantastic!! Your sweaters are gorgeous:) I’ve fallen down a few designer rabbit holes myself. It really says a lot about the designer when someone wants to knit all their patterns:)

  2. So glad that you enjoyed the note – and glad that I was able to send that to you. Taking a class with Caitlin was a terrific experience – and you have been an inspiration to me!

    1. I’ve gone back to socks too for knitting in bed while listening to audiobooks. I love socks!! This sweater thing is kind of new for me so I’m rocking it while the mojo is with me.

  3. I think tegna may well be on my near horizon! I have 1200 yards of a really pretty fingering weight yearning to be something other than socks or a shawl!

  4. Oh, my gosh! What fun!!! It’s always a wonderful feeling when the people behind the patterns (and books and movies and other things) we love turn out to be as nice as their work makes them seem. I love seeing all of your Caitlin Hunter sweaters here together. I have some “must knits” in my queue before I get there, but I will definitely be knitting some of these. In the meantime, I’ll just live vicariously through you. Beautiful work, as always!!

    1. Thanks. She was an instructor at a workshop that my friend attended; how fun to actually become acquainted with these designers. I have to live vacariously through my friends as they report back about their adventures. πŸ™‚

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