The photograph has nothing to do with today's post. It's just for Carole, as she's lived like Jimmy Buffet for a week and is having a difficult transition back into normal life. But, lucky Carole also has an interview with Amy Herzog on her blog today (as well as a book give away!). I'm currently awaiting Amy's new book so I'm very interested to hear what they both have to say. Today's ToT is 10 Favorite Sweaters and I've opted to split my list into favorites I've made and (possible) future faves.
1. Henley With A Twist is the hands down favorite of all the sweaters in my cupboard. It's comfortable, looks great, fits great and I love, love, love the yarn. It's Kim's Opulence, a yarn with a perfect feel, perfect wearablity and durability, and it's as elegant and beautifully dyed as a yarn can be.
2.Miss BB is the warmest sweater of my favorites and I love the way it fits, the big collar and the cables. I enjoyed knitting Miss BB and still enjoy wearing her.
3. Wisteria was a pleasure to knit and I remember how much I enjoyed watching the way the vines fell into place as I followed the pattern instructions.
4. Sprossling is another favorite, in part, because of Kim's beautiful yarn, both the color and the content. While the sweater is lightweight and lacy, it's also warm and comfortable. The design is classic and I can actually wear it all year round (given the state of a/c in summer).
5. Baby Surprise Sweater is another fun to knit project and one that's always a nice surprise once you figure out its origami like construction.
And then there is the future...
6. I'm always looking for nice looking lighter weight sweaters (call me picky) and I was thrilled to see Cayley in the latest Twist Collective.
7. If I'm knitting a sweater in the round I would rather do a round yoke from the bottom, than a top-down pattern. EZ's Percentage sweater is the perfect way to get a proper fit and based on that there are so many great patterns, such as Kirsten's Beach Street Park or Grettir from the new BT 13.
8. Afterlight is on my list, as I love the detailing and the lighter weight which may be wearable year round.
9. Burr is, also, on my list as a warm and jacket sweater would be very comfortable.
10.I'd love a big comfy sweat-shirty style sweater, like Agnes, but raglan sweaters just don't fit me well. I'm on the prowl for a pattern more to my liking, or I may just resort to doing my own thing.
Thanks for reading! Do you have a favorite sweater pattern?