Fall is finally here and so is a new sweater! (Well, in Baltimore it's sorta getting colder... but I'll say it's finally fall since the leaves are changing colors...)
I'm so proud to introduce the Pinefeather Pullover. It's been a journey of brioche and shaping and I'm pleased with the results!
This sweater was a lot of fun to design and knit. My original sketches featured curving lines in brioche, and paired with increases and decreases to create the curves, the silhouette was longer at the sides than the middle portions of the front and back.
I sketched a few times for this one, but the main difficulty was getting it to match the sketch! It took a few tries, but once it finally fit the sketch... boy, was it perfect.
The knitting is pretty fast, considering it's brioche. Worked all in one color, it's great for a semisolid, tonal, or speckled yarn.
Now, about the yarn!! This beauty was a collaboration between Spirit Trail Fiberworks and myself, and how cool is that! Jen is a dream to work with and brought our collective ideas to life with more vibrancy and dimension than I ever would have dreamed. When the yarn arrived, I couldn't believe how gorgeous it was!
The color way is called Painted Hills. You can read more about the designing of the color at Jen's blog here.
And even more, the yarn is yummy. And I mean, YUMMY. Get yourself some of this stuff ASAP and knit it right on up into some brioche. You can thank me later. :)
The wool and silk content is delicious for brioche--a lofty and soft fabric that is perfectly warm and balanced. Not too heavy, not too lightweight. Just right!
Oh, and guess what! The sample? It'll be on display at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival next weekend, in Spirit Trail's booth. The yarn will be available then, too--and in this color. Stop on by to say hey and pick up some yarn while you're at it!
I am literally speechless that Jen wanted to work with me on this, and even more so that she wanted my sample to display. It's truly an honor! Thanks for such a great collaboration, Jen!
Well, that's all for now... as always, make sure you're signed up for newsletters for coupons etc (as there's one that'll be going out for this sweater if you can't make it to Rhinebeck!), and be sure to follow me on Instagram... there's a giveaway for a copy of this pattern coming!
PS: if you want to grab the pattern now, check out this link!
Hi, I'm Emily, nice to meet you!