Monday, April 19, 2010

Stop Me

Seriously, I need you to reel me in on this one.

Because even I know this idea probably isn't good. And when you know your own idea is kind of whacked, well that's a bad place to start.

I want to make a Rainbow Bright version of the Schleppy Sweater.

Color/Number Alignment
Think about it. It would be almost perfect.

The Schleppy Sweater took just over eight balls of yarn.

There are seven colors in the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet).

I can get six of those colors in yarn (no indigo). Two of the colors would have to be a little more represented (probably red or blue, since I like those, although red and purple would make more sense since they the ends). Unless I wanted to introduce pink, powder blue, or lavender, but I really wanted to stick with the primary colors. But it would basically be one for one.

And I'm not talking narrow little stripes dancing happily up the sweater.

I'm talking big blocks of color!

Cast on with the red and knit until it runs out (hopefully at a side seam). Switch to the orange and knit until it runs out. And on up the sweater to the collar.

Colors Balanced
It would be my Chakra Sweater (chakra wikipedia link).


As obnoxious as it might be I feel like I could totally carry it off. First, I'm not above sometimes making a spectacle of myself clothing wise. Second, on first glance I still look like I'm in my 20s, so I don't always have to dress my age.

The thing is, I have to make up my mind about this soon. Strike while the irons hot, as it were.

You see, there is one, lone ball of bright melon orange Zara on the shelf at Westport Yarns. And I can't see us reordering that color any time soon.

Once it's gone my dream of a rainbow sweater will be gone with it.


  1. OMG! You totally have to go for it, since you brought up chakras and all. I am completely sleep-deprived whacked and I think Rainbow Bright Schleppy would be awesome!

  2. It'd be a hit in SanFrancisco I'm sure! Faaaabulous!

  3. That schematic is even cooler than how you described it. When I see it in technicolor, you absolutely have to make it.