Monday, October 22, 2012

Joseph Sweater

If you are a relative of mine, and you have a son named Joseph, stop reading now.

All others--this is the Joseph Sweater.  It is intended to be a first birthday present for Baby Charlie.

It is knit in Knitpicks City Tweed DK, on US 5 needles, and is worked from the bottom up.  Not my favorite method of construction, but I find it mentally easier to construct this kind of yoke that way.  It's a raglan that eases into a rounded garter yoke.

As you can see here, the body of the sweater is very boxy--raglan seems to naturally want to swing, to me, but I insisted that it rein itself in a bit to indulge young Charlie's growing sense of manliness.  Though clearly a girl could pull this off too.

I loved knitting with the City Tweed--I love that it is washable, which makes me forgive the slightly unnatural feel.   And my but it is tweedy.  I originally had something different in mind, but this is what the yarn wanted to be.  It's very bossy.


Renee Anne said...

I hope mine turns out as lovely as yours did :)

Nikki Van De Car said...

Thank you--I certainly hope so too!!

Maritza said...

Hi.... I loved it!!!...It is very lovely and charming...