Somehow I have found myself slowly knitting through the Brooklyn Tweed catalog of patterns–specifically their gorgeous Look Books. At least that’s what my Ravelry queue looks like. Hee! Maybe I’ll make that a goal. (Or maybe not.) So far, I’ve knitted the Norby hat (for me), a few Rosebud hats (for me and my niece), and a Nero scarf (for Chris’ mom).
I’m super excited about a project that I finished this week: the Levenwick Cardigan.
Note for the next project: Use the same freaking Instagram filter on all the photos!
Anyway…. This beautiful sweater has an asymmetrical design and a detailed scalloped collar and button band. So unlike anything I’ve found in the store! Check out the details in the collar.
Another fun detail of this cardigan is the darling little pocket that features the same scalloped design as the collar. Too cute for words!
I knitted my Levenwick using Malabrigo worsted in Uva, which is one of Malabrigo’s new colorways for 2011/2012. It’s a subtle purple/brown/red that changes depending on the light. Most of my pictures make it look very purple or almost fuschia.
When I wore it today, it looked almost burgundy. I was so happy that it rained today so I could take my sweater for a test drive! I put the buttons on it last night, and then snapped a quick show-and-tell photo for the Instagram peeps.
Next on my needles is the Brooklyn Tweed Fuse cardigan, which I’m knitting in Malabrigo Burgundy. One thing I’ve discovered is that, with the way I knit, I can always get a spot-on gauge for the Brooklyn Tweed patterns using Malabrigo worsted-weight yarn. Even better, I can purchase Malabrigo locally. I have really sensitive skin, so I’m a little wary about purchasing yarn online when I can’t feel it. (Or hold it up to my neck to see if I break out in hives. True story.) I love Brooklyn Tweed’s colors and the look of their yarn, but I need to get my hands on it before buying any. Really, Malabrigo yarn and knitting have both been a lifesaver to me! I can now have cozy sweaters that don’t make me itch and turn red. Plus, they’ll fit. Win, win, win!