Brooks Top Cardi

I’m still in search of the perfect buttons for the Brooks Top Cardi, which I knit in Nashua Creative Focus Linen. There is a lot going on in this pattern, from the patterned button band to the deep ribbing, angled vertical waist and bust shaping, eyelets and latticework. I love the way this cropped sweater gives a nod to the classic 1950s silhouette, nipped in at the waistline.

This was an enjoyable knit because there was enough happening to keep it interesting. It wasn’t so challenging as to be frustrating, but it switched up enough along the way that it wasn’t a total slog. This will make a great summer cardigan for those days when the AC is making it just a bit too shivery indoors.

Sidelines Top
I knit the Sidelines Top by Lou Schiela in Gedifra Cotton/Merino, a nice yarn with beautiful stitch definition that made me swear and cuss at how splitty it was (seriously it has like a million plies). The result was worth it though! More »

Margot sweater

Margot looks much worse on the hanger than it does on the wearer. This was a stash-busting project, but a different worsted with a bit more heft to it than Misti Alpaca worsted would have worked better. More »