Knitting for other people can sometimes be a challenge, a huge challenge. Especially if it is a rather particular daughter! I am known as the eternal optimist in my family. When my daughter actually requested I knit her a sweater and after I picked myself up off the floor, the process began .After looking through lots of knitting patterns, she found Bray, a Brooklyn Tweed pattern. Jared Flood has an incredible and extensive collection of very trendy, hip yet classic knitwear. Love love love his patterns! Back in early November she zeroed in on three, thinking I could "knock them off" before Christmas . I told her she was too funny. I did finish Bray on New Years Day.
Now down to the knitty gritty! I knit it using Debbie Bliss Luxury Aran Tweed in Forest green. Its the same yarn I used to knit Skiff, my husband's hat. This is a soft woolen spun yarn. Usually knitting a cabled sweater with a worsted weight yarn will yield a heavier sweater. With this yarn the sweater is very lightweight and it can be worn inside. It is super warm without being bulky. I did modify the pattern a bit. In the original pattern the panels between the cables are an open lacy design. Since we live in Canada and it is winter I decided to replace those panels with reverse stockinette. I really liked knitting this pattern. It is designed with saddle shoulders which fit so nicely! I would definitely knit it again. Her next project idea is lovely but quite a complex knit, I am sufficiently vague on that score. Hey did I mention it fits and she likes it! I have being knitting more hats but I am having ISSUES with all my communication equipment grrrrrrr!
Next on the queue, Stonecutter. Such a no brainer, bah!
I am about ready to drop kick this laptop off the deck ,so I'd better quit while I am ahead!!
Keep warm and keep well and keep smiling friends!