Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 22 March 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

When I left off last week I was working on my Loeanneth sweater and wondering what I was going to do about the fact that I wasn’t going to have enough of the royal blue to finish the sweater. I looked around to see if any of the local yarn stores sold this type of yarn, which is Cascade Heritage Sock, but they don’t. Then I looked at Canadian online yarn sources to see if they had this type yarn. Some of them did, but not the right colour. With the Canadian dollar tanking the way it has, ordering in from the States was not an option. So I had to get creative with what I have here. I looked at the colour work chart that was done in the yoke to see if there was a section of it that could be adapted to do a colour transition from the royal blue in the main body over to a denim blue. There was a section that looked like it would work so I tried it. And it worked. The royal blue is at the top and the denim blue at the bottom.

It looks like it belongs and was supposed to be this way. It would have looked better if I could have incorporated some of the white into it, but I’m running low on that as well. I’ll continue on with the denim blue for another couple of inches before the hem colour work section.

I’m not sure if I’ll have to do the same thing for the sleeves as well. I’ll figure that out when I get there.
I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. You are quite simply brilliant! The denim blue at the bottom looks as if it was planned that way. Your Loeanneth sweater is a joy to the eyes. This sweater is stunning! I am looking forward to seeing your sweater all knitted up.

  2. Great job improvising on your sweater. Love the colours!

  3. Sweater is pretty and had not mentioned, I would have never missed the white. Keep going!

  4. Great decision - the second blue looks planned. If you need more denim, let me know. I have three skeins in the stash that I could pass on.


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