Thanks for stopping by to see my newly beautified home on the internet! I’ve been relatively quiet on both social media and my site as I’ve been working hard on two new sweaters to publish in 2019. I’ve got to share a little preview with you because I’m too excited to keep these under my hat for many more weeks.
These two sweaters really speak to my love for two very distinct styles of yarn - the woolen spun, “just rustic enough” Kent lambswool of Lore from The Fibre Co. and the indie dyed, heartbreakingly beautiful fingering weight Corriedale/Nylon and Silk Mohair Lace from Once Upon A Corgi.
The first upcoming sweater pattern is my Pine Creek Pullover. Pine Creek is a top down, lace yoke sweater knit in DK weight yarn. This is a relaxed fitting sweater, meant to be worn with 6-8 inches of positive ease. It’s an ideal layering piece and I’ve been wearing mine to death since I took it off the blocking board.
I knit my first sample in The Fibre Co.’s Arranmore Light (shown above) and then a second version in their delightful new base, Lore (shown below). The incomparable Gale Zucker is photographing the version knit up in Lore and waiting to see those photos feels like my second Christmas is coming.
The second sweater for 2019 is a yet-unnamed top down raglan sweater with a batwing silhouette, split hem and folded neckband. This beauty is knit in Once Upon A Corgi’s fingering weight Marie Cutie Base (Corriedale/Nylon blend) and the stripes are created by holding Marie Cutie double with Fig (Mohair/Silk Lace). I wore this sweater to celebrate Christmas with my family and I was deliciously cozy. The knitted fabric breathes well, and the mohair provides some great insulation.
This sweater checked all of my “dream knitting” boxes: holding mohair double to create stripes, working with a new-to-me yarn base: Corriedale, and collaborating with my friend: the one and only Gabby of Once Upon A Corgi.
I will have so much more to share with you in the coming weeks about these patterns. If you’ve read down this far, thank you, and I’m looking forward to posting with more frequency in 2019. It’s easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of “having nothing new to say” or newsworthy to share. But I’m going to make an effort to check in once in a while to share what I’m working on, what interests and inspires me, and what tools/books/resources are saving my life.