Hey ya’ll,I need some help.
Aaron asked me to knit him a sweater for his birthday this year. Not just any sweater though. No, this sweater had to have a hood, a zipper down the front, pockets, and be made out of warm wool. I did a bit of looking on Ravelry, showed him some ideas I had, and he ended up choosing this sweater, modified to have a zippered front.
Then, when Webs put Cascade 220 in their anniversary sale, I had him pick out the yarn. He chose 7 skeins of this yarn, plus I chose 2 different oranges for him to choose from for the stripe. Did I forget to mention he also wanted the stripe to be orange? Solid orange. Jeesh.
This week, the yarn showed up on my doorstep (btw, it’s Cascade 220 in Yakima Heather). I showed Aaron, who absolutely loved the yarn but now has different ideas about the sweater. After some discussion, he has now decided he wants this hat:
in the Yakima Heather yarn with orange yarn for trim. And this sweater:
also out of the Yakima Heather yarn, but no orange yarn for the trim. And no hood (which is why I’m now knitting a separate hat). So now I’ve got to figure out what color of yarn would look good for the trim (the gray parts of the sweater in this picture). That’s where I need the help. And don’t worry, I’ll be sure and reward you for your efforts.
Go to either Webs or the Cascade Yarns website and pick out a color of Cascade 220 you think will look good for the trim of the sweater. The Yakima Heather (body of the sweater) yarn is color number 9459. Here’s a better/closer-up picture of the yarn:
Leave the color number of your choice in a comment along with a way to contact you (which just means make sure and fill out the “e-mail” part of the comment form). The comment button is back up at the top right underneath the title of the post. If you need more details on how to leave a comment, click this link.
Comments will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, May 19. Wednesday morning I will pick a winner via the random number generator. The winner will receive their pick of either a skein of Lisa Souza sock (fingering weight) yarn or a yard of this out-of-print (I think; if its not, its definitely a “hard-to-find” print) Alexander Henry fabric. Or, if you don’t like either of those, your choice of something else from my stash. To my non-crafting local friends, be sure to comment as well because if I draw your name, you and I are going out for some dessert. Best of luck!