OFF THE NEEDLES / Clarke in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
This year I did a ton of selfish knitting and am slowly getting caught up uploading my finished projects to Ravelry. This is one that I finished back in August. It's a Clarke Pullover knit without stripes in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the colourway Old World.
MODS / I really wanted another Clarke, one that was loftier with less drape, that hung more like a sweatshirt than a cashmere sweater. I chose BT Shelter after trying on a sample pullover from their trunk show at the Beehive — the weight was incredible, I couldn't believe how light it was!
Because the fabric of my swatch remained the same after blocking I chose to follow the finished measurements for yoke, body, and sleeve lengths knowing that my sweater wouldn't grow during blocking.
RESULTS / I'm in love with the finished sweater, it's so lightweight and cozy. I like how the fabric hangs as compared to my original Clarke. The colour Old World is classic and goes with everything. I wear this sweater constantly, it's also a great thermal mid layer under a coat without being bulky — it makes me want to knit a henley for hiking using some BT!
And of course as soon as I'd finished, Elsie wanted to borrow (ie. take over) this sweater so I immediately cast on another one, this time, Elsie size. She wanted the same colour (this kid's got good taste!), I might have to take some shots of us in our matching sweaters when hers is done!