I Think I Have Enough Orange Sweaters Now…

One last orange sweater. I think I finally have enough orange sweaters! To be honest, I thought this yarn was more red when I bought it online. In some lighting it looks red, in some it looks orange. In these photos it looks quite red, but in real life it looks more orange!

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Ravelry notes here. Yarn is Quince & Co Lark, in the colour Poppy. The pattern is Braeburn, from the book Knit with Me. This book is all about mother-daughter knitting, with patterns ranging from pre-teen to adult women sizes. I think it’s a really sweet idea and love the idea of mothers knitting with daughters, passing on their love of knitting as well as their experience and skills. Of course, I knit it by myself, that works too!
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I like a sweater like this with a graphic print skirt, maybe a black and white or brown and ivory print. Or denim. Red/orange with jeans is a great combo. Or olive! Tomato red looks great with olive. (I keep wearing the same black skirt in most of my recent sweater photos though.)

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On this project, I learned to cable without a cable needle, sort of. I didn’t use a cable needle for these cables, following the directions to slip the stitches, let the stitch to be cabled just hang there, and knit it as a loose loop. That technique scares me a little as I’m worried about losing the stitch altogether. But! I did it on this sweater, no problem at all.

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I love how it’s longer in the back than the front. You can really see it from the side here.

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Here’s the back view. It sits really nicely at the back, with a slightly rounded hem.

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The shaping on this sweater is surprisingly an A-line shape, but you can’t really tell because it’s snug fitting. I have probably knit it too small, smaller than the designer intended anyways. It looks pretty good, I think, but if I were to make it again I think I’d size up. Just so it doesn’t cling so much.

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I am a little worried about this yarn pilling. It’s soft and it’s relatively affordable, so I’m concerned it might not be durable. Anyone knit a sweater in Lark before, and how did it hold up?

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This sweater looks great under jackets. In the photo below I’m trying it on before it was finished under a leather jacket and it looks really nice. (It looks more orange here, so does my hair!) The only thing is the high-low hem, it’s a bit short in the front for these jeans. So I’m layering it over a lace camisole. On skirts, this isn’t an issue.

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This is the last orange sweater I’m going to knit for a while – my orange sweater needs are completely fulfilled now!

PS. I know there has been a lot of knitting and not as much sewing posted, but we’ve definitely been sewing! Before the end of the month we’ll be releasing a new sewing pattern, just as soon as everything is ready to go! Plus, Caroline and I spent the weekend at a sewing workshop making something neither of us has ever sewn before. (Any guesses what we might have sewed?) Can’t wait to show off what we made and of course, announce the new pattern!


45 Responses to I Think I Have Enough Orange Sweaters Now…

  1. Courtney February 17, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    Oh my gosh I’m so excited about the new pattern. I’ve been checking like nearly every day in February and when I saw there was a new post I was like aaaaaaaaaaaah!
    Lovely sweater, but seriously stoked for the new pattern!

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 10:43 am #

      Soon! I know, it’s been a long time since the last pattern – can’t wait to show you next week!

  2. Joyce Hamilton February 17, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    Love the sweater! I think the fit is great :) I love the look with the leather jacket, jeans & a little lace showing @ the hem. Did you possibly sew a bra? Excited about your new pattern release, too!

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 10:43 am #

      Good guess! :)

  3. Emily February 17, 2014 at 6:45 am #

    Definitely excited about the new pattern! And you’ve really inspired me knit-wise – I’ve pulled out my old knitting projects and am at it already!

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 10:44 am #

      That is awesome! Knitting is great. Especially on cold and rainy days, like today in Vancouver, curling up with tea and a knitting project is ideal!

  4. Vairë Gwîr February 17, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    I also love the look with the leather jacket. Shame that it’s too cold for me to wear one in the winter… Seriously excited about new pattern. It’s been too long since Saltspring!

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 10:45 am #

      It’s too cold for just a leather jacket here too.. but soon, spring will be here! I’m so glad you’re excited about the new pattern and I’m really looking forward to announcing it!

  5. Kristin February 17, 2014 at 6:52 am #


    • Kristin February 17, 2014 at 6:54 am #

      Oops! Another excited SEWing enthusiast here awaiting the newest pattern! :) I’m amazed at your knitting productivity, though, and your sweaters almost maker want to learn…

  6. Norma February 17, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    There is no such thing as too much orange :)
    It’s such a bright and happy color that happens to look great on you!

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 10:47 am #

      Of course there isn’t! :) It is a bright and happy colour, for sure.

  7. Nicole February 17, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    My guess is that you were sewing bras?

    Can’t wait for the new pattern!

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 10:48 am #

      Oooh, another good guess! Come back next week for the official pattern announcement! :)

  8. Nikki February 17, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    Love this sweater pattern!! Such a cute style. You always make such flattering sweaters. I almost want to buy the book just for this! And you know….learn to knit ;)

  9. Emma Jayne February 17, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    The colour looks great on you… there’s no crime in having every shade of orange from tomato to tangerine in knitted jumpers if you wish. My guess would be you were sewing underwear or quilts. Can’t wait to see the new pattern.

  10. Jennifer S February 17, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    I love your orange sweater! I want to make cables, but this project I’m having issues with moss stitch. I’m still laughing at myself because last year, I ordered four yarns for different projects and when I got the box, I was all shocked because all four of them were green. For some reason, after I had clicked the color tomatillo, I decided it was red, not the pretty green I received in the mail. Oh well, at least green looks awesome on me.

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      Is moss stitch the same thing as seed stitch? Too funny about your tomatillo yarn, I would have probably read that quickly as ‘tomato’ and red as well!

      • Jennifer S February 18, 2014 at 8:36 am #

        Yes, it is! I’m working on the Gap-tastic cowl right now. I goofed about three inches in and now have a “design feature” where theres a line that’s ribbed instead of the bumpy moss stitch. My college instructor told us about that term, and I will use it until the day I die!

        • Tasia February 19, 2014 at 10:10 am #

          We learned ‘design feature’ in college too! Love it.

  11. maddie February 17, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    I like the orange/red on you, so keep em coming!

  12. Andrea February 17, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    You manage to find the nicest patterns. The cables look great. I really like the up and down hem.

  13. Katherine February 17, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Tasia your skills are amazing, that sweater is so pretty! Where was this workshop you participated in? I am in Vancouver and I would love to find workshops to increase my skills.

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 10:42 am #

      A Great Notion! (It’s in Surrey/Langley so a bit of a drive, but worth it for an all-day class, even better if you can carpool.) This was the first class I’d taken there and it exceeded my expectations.
      Here’s the link – https://www.agreatnotion.com/online_shop.php?classes=1
      I’ll post about the class I took soon once I can take some photos! :)

      • Katherine February 19, 2014 at 10:08 am #

        Thanks! I will take a look.

        Have you ever thought about teaching classes???

        • Tasia February 19, 2014 at 10:19 am #

          Funny enough, I did think about it after taking the sewing workshop this last weekend. I couldn’t do it in my current workspace though, it’s way too small. But it’s something to think about for the future! What kind of classes would you be interested in?

          • Katherine February 20, 2014 at 9:57 am #

            Clothing making would be great. Have you thought about working with a sewing studio?

  14. Jan Anderson February 17, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Lovely sweaters, Tasia!!!! For a non knitter such as myself, who can knit only squares, can you suggest an easy first sweater pattern. Orange is my favourite colour!!!

  15. Carol H February 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    I wish I lived in a climate that I could use sweaters! They are all so beautiful!!

  16. lisa g February 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    i love the leather jacket/cami/jeans outfit pic–great sweater!! can’t wait to see the new pattern!

  17. Siobhan February 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    I love the colour and the style Tasia, your knitting skillz are impressive. But does anyone else find the idea of a mother-daughter knitting book kinda creepy? I love my mum but I’m not about to knit a matching jumper with her!

    • Tasia February 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

      I laughed at your comment! I suppose it can be creepy but it’s really sweetly done, this book. It’s mostly teen or pre-teen girls with their moms and the whole point is to show that the same sweater design can look great on a thirteen year old as well as a .. thirty-something year old? Hard to gauge the ages, but it’s not like making the same sweater as a six-year-old. I swear, it’s sweet and not creepy! Or I think so anyways. I don’t have a daughter though.. but if I did you can be sure I’d be trying to dress her up all the time. :)

  18. Becky February 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Lovely sweater!! And so brave of you to just leave the slip stitches hanging in space – adds a little excitement I think! If you’d like though I suggest a wooden DPN as a nice cable needle substitute. Any size will do. I can never find my cable needle and don’t feel like buying more, so that’s been my solution.

  19. Anna February 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    How many orange sweaters are “enough”? I’m loving them and they look great!

  20. autumn February 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    oh, so excited for a new pattern!!!! also, it’s never a bother with the knitting posts, though it will be fun to see what sweaters you have up your sleeve next – in other fun colors!

  21. Sue February 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    That last photo is stunning – such great styling! I love this sweater so will be exploring it just as soon as I finish my Miette cardigan!!

  22. Youanna February 18, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    You are truly a pro, Tasia! I love the front shorter than the back, the sleeve shaping at the shoulder looks so neat, and long rib at the wrist. This sweater is the winner, in my opinion. I live in Calgary, but I wish I would be closer so I meet you in person. Your website rocks. I have yet to try some of your patterns, but I will soon order some to try. You keep me so motivated! Cheers! Here is a knitting cardigan I have made last fall. Sleeves a bit short, but it’s good for my first ever knitted top:
    Let me know what do you think of it!

    • Tasia February 19, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      Your sweater is gorgeous! I can’t believe it’s your first ever knitted top. It’s beautiful! I really like the colours.

  23. Donna February 18, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    This is gorgeous – I love that pattern! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to check out that book. ;)

  24. Catherine February 19, 2014 at 5:34 am #

    Another great knit Tasia! Well done. I’m guessing the next pattern is jeans!

  25. Ada February 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I absolutely love the high/low hemline on this. I honestly don’t have any orange in my closet but I’d definitely consider a garment in a shade like the one you used – it’s so pretty!

  26. Amanda February 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    WOW! I love it but it’s KILLER with the black jacket!!!!!!!

    If you ever feel like you have too many orange sweaters, you’re always welcome to donate them to me LOL

    But I really think this is more in the red category, so I think you’re safe ^__^

  27. Debbie February 20, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    Wow! I love the sweater! I don’t know how you have time to do all the sewing and knitting that you do!! Please share your secret – how many hours a day do you knit or sew? I would love to be able to finish projects this quickly!

  28. Jessica February 21, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Gorgeous! The color + collar + cables are a really nice touch. You’ve really been on a roll here (or maybe making your way through a backlog of unphotographed projects, cough, I know what that’s like). Loving this recent output of hand knits. They’re all so you. Can’t believe you’ve only been knitting (and quilting) for a short time! Anyhow, love that last photo – a different look than what we usually see here on the blog, but it really works, and the lace cami + sweater is an awesome soon.