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Some Favorite Projects for Spud & Chloe Sweater

new Spud & Chloe Sweater colors

The arrival of new colors of Spud & Chloe’s Sweater took me on a trip down memory lane, thinking of some of my favorite patterns and projects for this fantastic yarn.  Before I jump in with my favorite S&C Sweater project recommendations, let me just reiterate about the gorgeous new hues available.  Seven new colors round out this palette, with subtle and sophisticated hues that are in line with baby color trends of late.  The blue and pink are incredibly pale, so they whisper “baby” more than anything else.  The rest are grey-ish hues of brown, green, beige and taupe.  Most knitters and crocheters come in requesting grey for baby projects lately, so Blue Sky Fibers is on target bringing these hues to their Spud & Chloe line.  I love Spud & Chloe Sweater – it gets softer the more you wear, love and wash it and its easy to care for.  It’s easy on the hands while working with it.  All around, it’s a great workhorse yarn.  While my suggestions below are all baby and child projects, there’s no reason why Sweater wouldn’t make a fantastic yarn for a grown-up, selfish-knitting project.

Almost any Old Man Sweater (for babies, because it’s fun to dress up babies like old men).

Baby Sophisticate
Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down
Gramps
Gramps by Tin Can Knits
Elwood
Elwood by Jenny Wiebe

I’ve made a handful of the Baby & Child Sophisticate by Linden Down using S&C Sweater.  A couple other great ones are Gramps by Tin Can Knits or Elwood by Jenny Wiebe.

For baby blankets check out these classics:

Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue Blanket

Little Boy Blue Blanket is a classic cabled blanket with tons of texture.  Sweater will be sure to show off all of this beautiful texture.

Makig Plans
Making Plans by Fifty Four Ten Studios

Making Plans from Fifty Four Ten Studios is a simple blanket with great, modern texture and is written to be knit up in a ton of sizes.

Chevron Baby Blanket
Chevron Baby Blanket from Espace Tricot

Make the most of the wide range of colors available in Sweater and knit up a Chevron Baby Blanket from Espace Tricot.  You can give this blanket some edge or make it classic – it all depends on your color choice.

Hara Sweater
Hara Sweater by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou

I’ve got a 9 year old daughter now, and the Hara Sweater from Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou caught my eye as a piece that would be great for her.  I’m going to admit that I’m going to try to figure out how to size this one up for me.  This darling-but-fresh looking sweater is sized for kids ages 6 to 14.

Puddle Jumper Poncho
Puddle Jumper Poncho from Bobbi Intveld

For the smaller girls, check out the Puddle Jumper Poncho.  It’s just-plain-adorable and it’s easy to size this one up, as its sister pattern is the Big Splash Poncho.

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