I finished my husband's Lillehammer a couple weeks ago. Then I was putting away the leftover yarn and found myself going, Hmmmmmmm…
An awful lot of it leftover, there.
So naturally, I thought six of the most dangerous words in the English language: You know what would be fun…?
Father-son Lillehammers. Because nothing says, "Hi, I'm a kid who is going to need serious therapy someday!" like a little boy forced wear daddy-n-me matching sweaters in public. Awesome.
Now, this one for Captain Adventure is going to be less complex a pattern than Daddy's. The main panel on the Lillehammer is ornate and wide…like this.
Can't get all that onto a sweater until you get up to the teenage sizes, alas. (Not at this gauge, anyway.)
I'm also using a different base yarn for the black and white; I had enough white leftover, but not the black; but I did have some black and white Knit Picks Telemark I'd reclaimed from another project. This is a slightly narrower yarn than the Merino Style I used in the other sweater, so I had to go up a needle size to get gauge…which was actually good, because now I can use my KnitPicks Options interchangeable, which means I have the giddy, immortal power of choosing what length cable I want to use, at my whim.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…the power…the powerrrrrrrrrrrr…
(OK, possibly, I need to get out a little more.)
Making the best use of what you have
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