astorThursday, September 30, 2010
I called my mother after I finished this one and told her it was my new favorite. Of course, she laughed and said that I say that after every sweater I finish. Ha. Maybe I do. Please don't think I don't have issues with some of my knitting (and life), I do, just like everyone else. However, this one? This has all those things I look for in a sweater, while making AND wearing.
I like it worn closed. I like the big needles that make you feel like you have made all sorts of progress in a short time.
I adore a sweater with pockets. The 3/4 sleeves are great especially since this yarn is heavy and warm. Not to mention that they can be knit in a couple of hours.
I like it worn open. It sort of flows when you walk. You know, it just feels "cool".
The back is good 'ol stockinette. It felt like a little blanket draped across my legs while knitting. Bonus.
And of course, the design of the wickerwork pattern is truly my favorite. Just enough detail to make it interesting.