Tuesday, January 28, 2014


This is Barrett by Veronik Avery, knit in Tess' Designer Yarns Superwash Merino.

It is a very good sweater.  The yarn is wonderful, for starters--lightweight but warm, smooth but still wool-feeling.  The pattern is almost excessively simple--that's a lot of stockinette in the body there, so the single rib of the sleeves was almost a joy because at least it was something different. 

But I love the way the raglan decreases on the body stand out against the purl shaping on the sleeves, and the V-neck border was quite fun, particularly with a few short rows thrown in.  (They're well-nigh invisible, but they serve a purpose.  Well done, Miss Avery). 

It's been quite a while since I made Dave a sweater, and despite knitting it in front of him for months (it's a sweater, I had to) and despite inquiring not-too-subtly about what he thought of this particular yarn, he claims he had no idea what I was making. 

He can't figure out what the wear under it, though.  Thoughts?  The model wore a button-down, but in a larger size, I guess, since the V-neck went lower, so he had the shirt unbuttoned a bit more.  A t-shirt looks weird. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks great!
I'm knitting one for my hubby at the moment- getting excited.
I think it will look great with any of his collared casual shirts- could even work with a polo?
Love the colour and the style.
Nice job!