I don’t know about you, but the longer I have yarn languishing in my stash, the less likely I am to be excited to knit with it!  I recently found a pattern for a little girl’s sweater on Ravelry which I thought would be the perfect layering piece for Kiki.  The pattern I’m talking about is Cinnamon from the uber talented knitwear designer, Elena Nodel.

I loved the chic-ness of it and thought about how gorgeous it would look knit it in the same yarn used by the designer.  Then I looked at my yarn bins in their over-stuffed state and decided that I would resist the Ooh Shiny temptation and knit this sweater with, drumroll please… stash yarn!

I’ve had these skeins of Spud and Chloe Sweater for a few months and now they are going to be turned into a Not So Cinnamon sweater.

This yarn is a blend of organic cotton which makes it perfectly suitable for fall wearing and superwash wool which means it is pre-school friendly!  Elena’s patterns are detailed and well written.  You can tell that a lot of effort and thought has been put into this design.  I can’t wait to get to the pockets 🙂

6 thoughts on “Resisting Ooh Shiny!

  1. Kelly

    Well done for using stash yarn! You must have been having an off day when you made that decision huh 😉 kidding!
    I love this colour and pattern, I have had it in the queue for T too. She’s gonna be all glam going to preschool in her new Cinnamon.


  2. Jocelyn

    Jackie and I were talking about this same pattern yesterday! Knitters must have this extrasensory perception when it comes to patterns and yarns and all things knitterly.

    Nice to hear your needles are a-clickin’ again!


  3. mrsfife

    I fully and resoundingly agree with you on the point that the longer a yarn is in stash, the less likely it is to be knitted up. All my recent projects have been with my latest purchases. FILO, you know.
    I was just thinking how much I like your photographs, and how I still haven’t been able to achieve the same look in mine and whether I should ask you, but then mine is a point and shoot and you probably have an SLR…and then I clicked over to my Reader and saw your post 🙂
    Oh, and that sheet (?) you posed the yarn on, I have a top like that from Fabindia, not sure what that sort of applique is called.


  4. Lorraine

    Adorable pattern, perfect for Kiki.
    I’m excited to see that it will soon be released in adult sizes too! Thank you for the enablement 🙂


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