Not an April Fool’s joke, I promise! Remember this?
This is my first design that’s been published anywhere other than, you know, by me, and I’m really thrilled with it. I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to take any even halfway decent pictures of the sample before I sent it off, so you’ll just have to go with the lovely photos the Twist folks took.
I knit pretty much the entire sweater in the 5 days I was home over Thanksgiving, and let me tell you, knitting all day every day for 5 days in cotton yarn? It actually isn’t that fun. I really want to knit myself another one, at a more leisurely, enjoyable pace, in some Rowan Calmer I’ve got hanging around the stash. So, if anyone is interested in a knitalong of sorts, do let me know – I’d be happy to help make that happen (and participate, myself).
As you can probably tell from the pattern description, this design contains many of my favorite things: split welts, seamless set-in sleeves, tiny saddles, gansey touches. Some of the longer descriptions of techniques didn’t end up in the pattern (for obvious, space-saving reasons), so I plan to post some tutorials over the next few weeks (or months, or whatever) for anyone who is encountering those techniques for the first time. Stay tuned!