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Big, Boxy Sweaters

As I consider what I want to knit for the Summer Sweater Knitalong, I keep coming back to big and boxy.  I have some Reverie in Hawk that I bought in a Knit Picks summer sale and I think it would be perfect for Il Grande Favorito by Isabell Kraemer.  I’m thinking the alpaca will give a nice, soft halo and make it extra comfy.  I would then wear the sweater until the pills had pills, you know.

I also have some Wool of the Andes Bulky in Cadet, also purchased in a summer sale, waiting to become Agnes.   It has waited a long time.  Luckily it is a classic shape.   Now, to decide between the two.

This knitalong is a “true sweater” kind of knitalong so I don’t want to wimp out with the three quarter sleeves and wool blends.  No, I’m going all the way with wool or alpaca, fuzzy, and oversized.  Of course, lightweight and shorter sleeves would be so much wiser and get more wear, but I am embracing summer sweater knitting.  In 100+ degree heat.  With my hair matted to my face.  My crazy happy face.
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  1. Both are fantastic choices! They'll both look fabulous on you. I'm drooling over your yarn too. I'm also going the big, comfy sweater route, so there will be a crazy happy face over here too. 🙂

  2. Oh good! I'm interested to see what you're choosing for the KAL. We will be ready for winter.

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