Working at Craftsy definitely has its perks. One of which is getting to help create the great classes, and then TAKE them!
My most recent adventure has been with Ragga Eiriksdottir, in her Top Down Icelandic Sweater class.
I’m planning to take the class again and make the sweater from kit along with my friend Grace (Craftsy’s Acquisitions Editor for the Cake classes.) This time, for practice, I used yarn from my stash. I chose Green Mountain Spinnery Wonderfully Wooly in Natural Dark for the base, with Lichen for CC1. My CC2 is a bit of pink Imperial Stock Ranch worsted. Part of the yarn decision making process is finding a “sticky” yarn – one that will not come un-knit in the steeks. (You couldn’t use a silky merino or alpaca, for example.)
The color work seems a bit tight, I think because I was trying to knit too few sts on too long a needle and the tension was wonky…but I was able to put the whole thing on scrap yarn and try it on. It’s going to be A-ok!
I’ll post updates as I have them!