I need a pleasurable project!
Fortunately, the next project in my queue fits the bill. Scrumptious yarn, rewarding pattern and for someone I love who will appreciate all the work that goes into it.
On a trip to Get Knitted’s store in Bristol, Steve (the lovely husband of my sister Carol) reviewed every blueish DK yarn in the entire store, assessed them for “scratchiness” and finally chose this one:-
It’s Sublime’s Cashmere Merino Silk DK. Any man who’s happy to drive two excited women 30 miles to a yarn shop wait several hours while the shop is thoroughly investigated and actively take part in all the yarn squishing is worthy of a seriously good handknit jumper! 😀
It’s to be knitted to the same Bowie pattern that I made for Ben.
This is the “Ben” version in Rowan Pure Wool DK
The pattern is for a standard DK yarn so substituting is very easy!
And here’s the back made with the sublime –
…apologies – it’s a bit screwed up because it’s been in my knitting bag – I will block it – honest!
And the stitch detail…
I have to say, I love this pattern and heartily recommend it! It’s a very straight forward sweater but the pattern detail of a cable every 4 rows and a couple of knit rows on the purl side every 24 to give the grid effect really keep me going with it – you know how it goes,
” I’ll just finish the next pattern repeat…” or “one more cable before bed…”
I’m using Bowie from Jaeger JB28 – now discontinued- but Rowan have republished it as Edan in their Pure Wool Collection if you can’t find the Jaeger book and want to make one.
I started on 16th April and I’ve done the back and I’m finishing off the neck shaping on the front this morning – not bad huh?
There is a problem though. The men in my life are jealous.
The yarn is gorgeous. Soft, silken, beautiful stitch definition. So much so, Ben is feeling hard done by!
“Steve’s jumper is going to be nicer than mine…” 🙁
At least Ben hasn’t resorted to trying to stop me knitting like the other significant male in my life…
…Do you think Thug wants a cuddle?