It has been a while (again) – all my days have been spent teaching/marking/science-ing and there has been no knitting or sewing this last few weeks.
I am breaking my blog silence to have a chat about the latest Brooklyn Tweed release – Wool People 8.
I LOVE the Brooklyn Tweed patterns. I have two I am trying to decide between to use my Beiroa, from previous releases (more on that later). And when I heard on Instagram that Wool People 8 had come out, I had t go and peruse.
And a lovely collection it is, there are few I would most definitively consider knitting, including Stratum, Eaves, Corbara and Gable.
Wool People 8.
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Looking at this selection, it is definitively a more clean look that the patterns I am considering knitting next, which are clearly cable heavy. They also have a early spring look about them which I like.
So going back to my knitting plans.
I am going to use some lovely grey Beiroa to knit my firts cardigan. Originally I was going to use a plain boyfriend cardigan patter from Knitting Magazine, but I cannot get a good match for gauge after a few swatches so I decided to try a different pattern (for which I will have to swatch as well, joy!)
The choice is between the Exeter cardigan (a design by Michelle Wang) and the Ivar cardigan (a design by Anne Hanson).
I am leaning towards Exeter, because I want to expand my cabling skills and I love the double breasted look, but am a bit scared! Will start testing the gauge by making the swatches today or tomorrow.
Missing my knitting time!