After two and a half years, I finally finished a very special sweater. Why is it special you ask? This sweater pattern is what inspired to learn how to knit.
I was hoping to finish this sweater while I was in vacation in Napa (so I could take a dreamy picture of me wearing it while walking through a vineyard) unfortunately the knitting gods did not favor me this time. When I was finishing the second sleeve, which was the last piece of the sweater, a few hours before I left for Napa, I realized I had not done the sleeve shaping, which meant I had to redo it almost from the beginning.
I did get to work on the sweater with some amazing views, which was incredibly relaxing.
The wine and cheese helped too.
This project came about because I wanted a cozy, oversized sweater but I could not find one I liked in stores. The options were either cheap, twenty dollars acrylic sweaters or a six hundred dollar cashmere sweater, so I decided to make it myself so I could get exactly what I wanted.
I picked a pattern and yarn from Brooklyn Tweed, a yarn brand that also makes some of my favorite knitwear designs, and found some lovely wood buttons at Britex Fabrics, in downtown San Francisco.
This has been one of my ambitious projects to date and I'm really happy with how it turned out. The sweater is incredibly warm and squishy, just in time for a foggy San Francisco summer!
I created this website to share my knitting work with friends, family and admirers.
The website is set up as a portfolio which will showcase my favorite knit projects and will be regularly updated with new items.