Bought a selection of colors seen in nature and supplemented it with what was left in my baby yarn stash of the same base. Picked hexagons for being from the “Bee” family and game inspired because a lot of board games use hexes too. Most of the hexagons are a unique set of 3 colors….
knit turned hem flat, then joined in the round with helix knitting technique. steeked and made a steek sandwich for the side borders. border uses idea from the book “Crochet Kaleidoscope” motif #15.
guessing on the usage of dogwood and magenta simply cotton, didn’t take weights of what was there to start.
used this pattern (Virgil version) as a canvas for my own striping pattern, which doesn’t go all the way down the sweater to use more of the planetarium colorway. Also made long sleeves instead of the shorter ones. my gauge was a little small, so I made the 12-18 size and think it will fit…
used less than a skein, but the end of the skein was underspend perhaps from being ripped too many times.
gauge is 6 st/in, between fingering and DK on needles in between those as well. Casting on the fingering size 12mo and it will just be slightly big so she can wear it longer probably doing short sleeves.
3 skeins of each, perhaps hats to match. just need blocking!