There's nothing like starting off the new year with a beautiful handknit sweater that actually fits you! I finished my So Faded sweater on New Year's Eve and couldn't stop myself from running outside to take triumphant FO photos, despite the frigid temperatures. I won't lie, it was cold, but at least I had a lovely new sweater to keep me warm!
I was able to destash a few skeins of yarn that had been lurking in my stash, and I dyed two more skeins of fingering weight yarn (which had also been taking up real estate in my stash) to work into the fade. I started with a skein of
Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Luxe Merino Fine, which I had been hoarding for years since KSD closed its doors. I can't remember the name of the colorway, but it's the grey yarn you see at the top, and I used up nearly every little bit.
The next color was a skein of Kraemer Yarns Beth (a blend of alpaca, merino and silk) that I dyed for this project, followed by a skein of yarn I'd received from a swap, Anacostia Fingering from The Knitting Boutique in a colorway I believe may be called Shipyard. I finished with another yarn which I dyed specifically for this project: a skein of Louet Gems Fingering (a 100% superwash merino).
The only modification I made to the pattern was omitting a the collar; I was going to do a few rounds of single crochet, but in the end, I decided I liked it as-is, so I'm calling it done!