henley with a twist

those knitters who’ve seen me during my travels this month will attest that i’ve been virtually living in this sweater. the lighter seasonal fabric has a cotton-y stretchy hand for the ultimate in next-to-the-skin comfort with a neat, tailored appearance. the pretty lace-and-cable stitch pattern manages to be feminine and sporty all at once, showing just a peek of whatever you want to wear (or not!) underneath. a real cross-climate winner, this one.

with the requisite row of tiny close-set buttons created by jennie the potter, this shirt is the essence of a traditional henley with a modern artisan look.

shown above: size extra-small with one inch of negative ease, in knitting notions classic merino superwash sport, colorway dusk, a gorgeous blue/violet that changes with the light.

shown below, size medium, knit and modeled by my dear friend jocelyn as her 2010 olympic gold project in briar rose grandma’s blessing

jocelyn wanted a bit more ease in her version and modified the lengths throughout the pattern to fit her petite frame. it looks great in the fall colorway she chose, a gray/brown/gold blend, shot with slate blue. i think she like it pretty well . . .

and justly so—look at the amazing fit she achieved here. stunning, right??
i’m so lucky to be able to work with a wonderful test knitter like jocelyn; she knit the whole thing in eighteen days for the olympics.

go her.
mine took slightly longer, but i love it just as much . . .

to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the product page in the knitspot pattern shop.

many kudos to catherine at knitting notions for her generous yarn support—she’s got a real winner is this lovely all-season merino sport yarn. it’s comfy, soft, and very practical for active spring and fall travel and activities. catherine has a wide selection of other wonderful yarns and knitting accessories in her online shop, all of them as lovely as this one—go check it out. or look for her throughout the summer at one of the wool shows on her busy calendar; she’s probably planning to visit one near you soon.

dear david, i don’t know how you always manage to make me look so much better than i actually do, but i really, really appreciate it—thank you!

55 Responses to “henley with a twist”

  1. Melissa G says:

    Socks, scarves, shawls, stoles, and sweaters! Oh my, you are talented!

  2. Lou says:

    Wow!! Another great looking sweater pattern I’m going to have to buy.

  3. juniperjune says:

    this is gorgeous! i honestly wasn’t that excited about it when you were just showing us pieces, but now that i see the whole thing put together i can’t resist adding it to my queue! i love the number of options that the deep v-neck gives.

  4. Ann says:

    Gorgeous. I always love the style of a henley & you have done a beautiful job with the stitch pattern.

  5. Rockymoreno says:

    That is very pretty in the color you choose. I can’t wait to get mine done.