highlander

it’s no secret that i have a highly-romaticized affinity for all things scottish. with nary a trace of scottish blood, i can only conjecture that at one time, my norwegian ancestors gazed longingly across the north sea, wishing to replace their furs and leathers and snow for plaids and sweaters and heather.

this sweater is a little composition combining a tartan knit/purl fabric with cabled detailing, knit in sturdy DK wool with a satisfying density and easy fit. it will serve nicely as a comfortable fall jacket (or vest) with jeans or tailored trousers (road tested at rhinebeck 2008).

shown here, size small in briar rose glory days BFL DK, colorway, GD6000 (anne’s tartan).

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

once again, this sweater is made possible by the generosity of chris at briar rose who created this perfect tartan colorway by special request. many, many thanks chris!
rachel proofread and shepherded the pattern to completion.
tana gets big kudos for getting us through this first sweater pattern with her usual grace and unruffled sensibility.
my friends anne marie and rachael took on the challenging task of test knitting and providing extremely helpful input in the process. thank you so very much to both of you!

and of course, many thanks to david for taking beautiful photos.

53 Responses to “highlander”

  1. L. says:

    I love how you achieved such a tailored and structured look. Lovely pattern! Am so looking forward to more sweaters from you this year.

  2. Andrea says:

    What an amazing, beautiful pattern. It looks terrific.

  3. Malin says:

    No Scottish blood here, but the Scots probably have some of my Viking ancestors’!

    This is a very elegant, understated jacket, lovely! The yarn and stitch pattern work very well together I think. And I like the stand-up collar.