I did something bad. Instead of working some more on my second sweater front, I grabbed some yarn from my stash.
It’s Knit One, Crochet Too Brae Tweed (60% Merino, 20% llama, 10% wool, 10% bamboo) in a caramel color. I grabbed it the last time I was at the Yarn Club in Virginia Beach in order to replace something that I had already made. You see, last winter I came out with the Leafy Tops Hat pattern and I made the sample in this yarn. It was beautiful. It was wonderful. It was luscious. And then I put it on my sister’s head to model it, and she fell in love with it, too. Needless to say, I gave it to her for Hanukah.
I went without for the rest of the winter, but, for some reason, I JUST HAD TO CAST IT ON yesterday as I was puttering around my room. The fabric is just as amazing as it was last time, and I’m so happy to be working with it again. I’ve only gotten through the ribbing and a bit of stockinette, but I can’t wait to get to the lace decrease section. It was my favorite the first time, and I’m really excited to be able to just enjoy the ride and not have to take a ton of notes on the pattern!
I’ve had some of my test knitters complain a little about how the pattern suits their yarn choice. The Brae Tweed is a pretty loosely spun single ply, but I’ve never had it snap on me. It shares a lot of characteristics with Knit Picks City Tweed Heavy Weight as far as drape and weight, but I think it would work well with any yarn that you are able to do a k3togtbl without it snapping! A more tightly plied 100% wool would probably hold the lace at the top really well, even though it might not make the luscious fabric I’m getting.
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