Though I’ve had little time to knit since starting my new job as a professor at SUNY New Paltz, I’ve been working steadily on this sweater — my second official commission. It’s also, incidentally, the first v-neck I’ve ever made (thank you for the challenge, Cade — I learned something new!)! Knitted up in a deep navy blue and bright, jolly red, this sweater was completed just in time for the wintery months to come and is sure to keep its owner toasty warm. The red yarn is from Oma’s vintage stash, which makes it a particularly special one-of-a-kind Brooker Hollow original. (Special thanks to Brian for modeling upon request.)
Knitted in black, midnight lake, harvest wheat, granite, denim, and milk chocolate Shepherd’s Wool from Stonehedge Fiber Mill, this latest addition to the Brooker Hollow collection might be my favorite. I got a chance to wear it around the Oregon coast for a week, and it kept me warm!
Here’s a view from the front:
From the back:
And in action in Yachats, Oregon:
I finally got around to making another knit t-shirt. This was my first attempt with the same yarn in a different color — Coats & Clark Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread — almost two years ago now. My grandmother used to use Aunt Lydia’s, and it knits up beautifully.
The colors are a little distorted, but you get the idea. The design is inspired by 80s-style cotton tops and the interest in learning a new stitch. Here’s the front view:
And the back:
And a close-up of the sleeve:
I swore at the end of the school year that I’d take some time this summer to make some fabulous knitted pieces for my new job as a professor. I’ve spent the last three weeks experimenting with different knitted patterns in lightweight cotton yarn. After ripping out and starting over this project five times, I’m abandoning it. But I figured it was worth a blog post. It’s a tremendous amount of work, but I’m not in love with the pattern, and you can see on the left side of the photo that I made a mistake, and there’s a bit of an appendage jutting out more than it should. That being said, I walk away from the project with tons of ideas for lightweight cotton tops. Hopefully my next post will reveal what I come up with…
Short-sleeve, bright, and the perfect layer for spring: introducing the Richmond Sweater in fluorescent yellow Jill Draper hand-dyed wool that I picked up at The Yarn Company.