Monday, January 23, 2023

Jammy Tweeds

I have had the Encyclopedia of Knitting in my knitting library for many years.  One of the main reasons I purchased the book for was this sweater pattern, and last year, I finally got around to knitting my own version.

I have no idea why it took so long.  Sure, I was distracted by other newer and shinier patterns, but every once in a while I would come across the book and it would remind me that I wanted to try out that sweater pattern.

In November, I was looking for a new knitting project to sit with on the couch since Mr. Tino has been rather demanding of my attention these days.  

I wasn't up for something complicated, so the simple pattern seemed like a good fit.  I just needed to find a yarn to make the basic stockinette stitch sing.

After digging around in the stash, I found this KnitPicks Provincial Tweed, and decided the tweedy texture would work well with the pattern.  

The pattern itself was very straightforward, although upon closer inspection of that collar, I decided that I wanted a deeper fold over.

That was easy enough to accomplish by adding more rows and making sure to use a stretchy bind off.

I am not sure that the twisted ribbing on the collar and cuffs and waistband shows up all that well in this yarn, but that's okay.  The most beautiful part of the design, in my opinion, is the gathered neckline.

And that looks great in this tweed yarn.

I actually love the way this turned out.

And it seems that my favorite type of sweater to knit these days is a turtleneck if my last few projects are anything to go by.

So the question is, do I make another collared garment for my next knitting project, or should I go for a completely different style?  Or perhaps Tino will let me spend some time in the sewing room instead of getting trapped on the couch under 7 lbs of immovable chihuahua!


  1. Such a beautiful sweater. All your work is so lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Very nice. Great color and design.

  3. Isn’t it amazing that a 7 pound dog can will himself (or herself) to become 35 pounds of wet sand when you want them to move a little? I continually find myself amazed at their abilities in this arena.
    This sweater is fabulous. I love your choice of yarn, color and pattern and greatly envy your abilities! I attempted to teach myself to knit during the pandemic, and I am woefully dreadful, due to my teacher.