well, you saw it the other day as it progressed from a bunch of yarn cakes to a finished garment, each careful step following the last. and today you get to see it in motion—ivar, my new favorite sweater, knit in our stone soup fingering yarn, color slate.
it is soooo light and airy, but cozy too—i was surprised how warm i felt inside it during the photo shoot the other day, which was sunny, but a cool, breezy 41 degrees.
this is the tunic length cardigan version in a mashup of two sizes (because that’s usually what fits me best)—the third size for the body (where i like some extra room for layering) and the second size for everything above the armholes (where i like it more tailored to my small shoulders).
ivar is meant to have a casual, “boyfriend” fit that relies on the drape of the fabric for contouring rather than side seam shaping, with an ever-so-slightly off the shoulder sleeve cap (think golf cardigan).
but i can totally visualize it with a shorter, tighter, sexy librarian fit too!
our version of the pattern includes options for short or long length, pullover or cardigan styling, and male/female sizing. i plan to knit another right away as a hip-length pullover.
i’ve been saying that i will knit the pullover in stone soup fingering yarn again, using one of the new shades we are expecting soon, but the more i think about it, the more i wonder if i should use breakfast blend fingering yarn instead? i haven’t really knit with that in a while and never a garment . . .
hmm, decisions, decisions.
or maybe i’ll just go with the stone soup again—it really turned out so lovely and just what i wanted. i can’t decide!
if you like the handsome look of this version and are thinking about buying our stone soup blend to knit it, click here to view the kit which david and sarah have put together—it includes the yarn in your choice of stone soup shades plus a free copy of our pattern.
many, many thanks to my friend vanessa who speedily test knit the original version in brooklyn tweed loft for its inclusion in wool people 7, where i am honored and grateful to be represented. jared, bristol, leila, and all the staff at brooklyn tweed are a complete pleasure to work with—not to mention the beautiful yarns they make!
and last but not at ALL least, thank you david, for once again making me look much MUCH better than i really do, haha.