Monday, August 13, 2007

Cobblestone Sweater

I wish it were otherwise, but when I decide to knit a sweater, it's generally because I think the model is cute.

So this is why, more than one skein into a plain, green EPS sweater, I broke the yarn and cast on for BrooklynTweed's Cobblestone Pullover from the Fall issue of Interweave Knits.

There's a garter stitch strip about 3 inches wide running up each side, which keeps the knitting fairly interesting. I'm eager to see whether the circular yoke construction fits me. And of course, as always, I expect the sweater to transform me physically so that I look like the model.

In a fun little change of pace, I've been winding the skeins by hand -- not into balls but into yarn cocoons. This is cool technique from Jacqueline Fee's The Sweater Workshop.

The yarn lies in this bundle, somewhat more loosely than in a ball. It's held in a figure-8 shape, and it unravels back and forth from the top of the cocoon. Mary Lou Egan posted instructions and a video on the Yarnerinas blog (instructions below the spelling stuff).


Michael said...

Honey, if wearing that cobblestone sweater can make you look like that model, then you'd best be knitting two of them: one for thee and one for me.

fisherdv78 said...

gorgeous sweater!! Oh, and the model isn't bad either. I think I am the only gay male knitter that looks at the garment and not the model first. LOL

Mel said...

Oh silly, you already look like the model, so of course it will work.

Karida said...

I've been wanting to make that sweater for my brother, and I think it's the same reason...because of the cute model.

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