when i set out last christmas to replace david’s old red sweater, i thought sure i’d write up the pattern for it to offer for sale in our online shop. but i had no idea that what we’d end up with such a versatile pattern, filled with options
thanks to our team of experts, what we’ve come up with here is nothing short of one of an old fashioned family sweater pattern. sized for men, women, and teens, rené can be knit as a cardigan or pullover and either one can have a crew or vee neck opening.
and not in plain stockinette either—this design has texture for ages, with a classic allover rib-and-cable pattern that will appeal to even the most stubborn of “plain dressers”
these sweaters have a casual fit with plenty of ease built in to go over shirts and turtlenecks. it looks fab with jeans and with nice tweed trousers alike.
and talk about warm—i already know this sweater will be a go-to piece for me when the cold months come to our drafty old house.
the only question will be which version to wear on any given day.
david is wearing size 2X in handspun BFL fiber from haltwhistle farm. he’s gotten lots of wear from his own sweater already; i will wear mine for the first time to rhinebeck in october. each of these sweaters is shown worn with five to six inches of ease.
i am so lucky to work with a team of incredible knitters, dyers, models, and of course . . . david who does everything else (which is a lot!).
thank you to chris and kim for their generous yarn support; without beautiful fiber, these pieces would not have half the character they do.
and finally many thanks to kris and helena, who are such a great modeling team; they worked very, very hard this day to put together a charming set of photos for this layout.
and shirley, too . . .
ok, it is absolutely way past time for me to hi the hay—enjoy and have a great weekend.