Symbolically this is set to post at the same time my plane is leaving for Boston via NY (JFK). I am excited to see so many friends before and during Rhinebeck. Hopfully the butterflies in the tummy won't keep me from sleeping during the flight...I am an adult after all.
Daniel took a little longer than I had intended, due to distractions of the small knit variety, but she was never set aside. Knitting with the Beaverslide yarn is pure joy. Beaverslide is a must stash yarn and I will be adding more as soon as the pocketbook allows. It is my number one favorite worsted yarn.
The gray color of Catbird is a graphite like blue/gray, very versatile and neutral. The color and style are the perfect foil for any scarf, or piece of jewelry, if one so choose, and it looks particularly wonderful with Ruby's scarf (a gift from Norma). This will be my Saturday ensemble for Rhinebeck and I can't wait to show her off! (All pictures below are clickable.)
The sweaters I love to knit have wonderful design detail, finishing techniques and unique features. The front panel of Daniel is the main feature, but the sleeve panel is well thought out and executed in an interesting way. The sleeve begins with the design panel starting in the cuff and moving up the arm and into the saddle. It then morphs right into the neck ribbing. Kate's finishing techniques, short rows for the front and back shoulders, and the way the saddle brings them together, are ingenious and easily accomplished. The pattern is well written and works up just as you expect...no surprises.
This picture shows the sleeve detail on the cuff. The front looks good whether open or closed and the snaps are small enough to be nearly invisible.
I love this sweater, love the yarn, loved the knitting experience and love wearing it. Daniel is a hit with me!!
Daniel by Kate Gilbert for the Twist Collective size 38
Yarn: Beaverslide Worsted – 5 skeins Catbird
Time to Knit: August 30, 2008 – October 10, 2008
Modifications: Mirror imaged the front panel to make the jacket open on the feminine side. No other changes were needed.
Julie or Kate, please save a tape measure for me (preferabley pink)!