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Sweater Weather - DK Weight Sweaters to Knit

The first bit of "crisp" in the air and I want to cast on all things! It is definitely sweater weather, once again.

I think DK weight yarn makes the best sweaters. Worsted weight sweaters make great "jackets" or cozy sweaters for the dead of winter. DK is better for three seasons and it is much quicker to knit up than fingering weight.

Here are some of the sweaters I'm considering. Let me know in the comments what you think.

I've been thinking that my wardrobe needs a versatile cardigan in a luxurious yarn. Easy to dress up or throw on with jeans. I think Evendoon in Polka Dot Sheep The Yaak might be just the thing.

I also love the casual coziness of Yonagatsuki and the sleeve detail is stunning. No getting stranded on "sleeve island" for this one. I'd want a yarn with great stitch definition and I think Keenan BFL DK would be perfect. 

I could always use a new pullover. Designer Marie Greene's new Espalier is so pretty and just so happens to call for DK yarn.

Pair Daylights or Nightshades with the gradient Feederbrook Entropy or Plied North Ave. for a colorwork sweater like Arboreal. Both of these would give you an interesting effect for the leaves on the yoke.

I don't have kids to knit for, but if you do, take a look at The Twist Pullover. It comes in sizes 3M - 9Y and would be fantastic in our machine washable Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio DK or Dream in Color Cosette.

So what do you think? Let me know in the comments.

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Pamela Moriarty - October 12, 2022

I think you should start at the top and knit your way down. Maybe by the time you get to the bottom The Twist will be in adult sizes.

Anne Reeder - October 12, 2022

My favorite is Evendoon.

Rene McCoy - October 12, 2022

I like the /yonagatsuki with Knitted Wit. The only problem is picking a color. There are so many beautiful choices!

Beth - October 12, 2022

Yonagatsuki is my fave!

Jean Follett - October 12, 2022

Love that Yonagatsuki, but I have had the Arboreal pattern for a while—so that would be a toss up for me. I agree, DK is quicker. But I still love the texture and drape of a fingering weight sweater. I am not much of a fan of worsted weight sweaters anymore—their season is short and they take up a lot of shelf room in the closet. Happy knitting!

Liz - October 12, 2022

I would love to see the Aboreal with a zebra contrast

Virginia Harnischfeger - October 12, 2022

I think the Polwarth Shimmer would be a great sweater for fall/winter. That one gets my vote.

I am eyeing the Twist Pullover for my grandchildren, if I get requests for pullovers for them.

Laurel Dalrymple - October 12, 2022

I think Marie Greene’s Espalier would look really good on you – and me! I’m intrigued!

Katharine - October 12, 2022

I vote for the Yonagatsuki! Like you said – no getting stuck on sleeve island!

Nancy Allured - October 12, 2022

Everdoon if you prefer cardigan. It’s beautiful. But I also really like Arboreal. The style and cozyness are a great combination. Love them both.

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