this one is mine
finally, a sweater for me.
you'd never know it from this blog, but i've knit a whole lot of bottom-up sweaters this year. i thoroughly enjoy getting the slog of sleeve knitting out of the way first, and saving the fun part (like this sweater's colorwork yoke) for the end.
my original plan was to knit a cowichan style sweater but do animal motifs in intarsia. then i remembered how much i disliked intarsia. i had already knit the body of the sweater back and forth when i changed my mind on the yoke design, so i ended up knittiing the fair isle portion back and forth. this is something i hadn't done before, and it wasn't nearly as fun as knitting it in the round.
the yarn was what compelled me to knit this sweater in the first place. i absolutely love british sheep breeds from rowan, and i have enough of the chunky to knit several sweaters. i used 6 balls of mid brown jacob for the main color and used less than a ball each of shetland moorit, black welsh and steel grey suffolk.
i knit the sleeves about an inch longer than i usually do and added an extra 2" to the body so that the girlfriend and i can share it (she's 5'10" and i'm 5'2"). it fits us both perfectly and the longer sleeves and length actually makes it a really cozy sweater for me. i've been wearing it instead of a jacket today!
i've got 3 other sweaters on the needles, so i'm pretty sure i'll have a few more to show soon. xo.