This has been my most popular design from the past year and probably my most simple. What's not to love about working up a stockinette stitch rectangle with armholes in a night?! What I do like about it and what some of the compliments have been about are the proportions. I like the proportions and how either way you wear it it looks right.
With the Brioche Honeycomb Sweater I love the drama of the kimono like sleeves, the feel of Misti Alpaca's Super Chunky wool/alpaca blend and with very little shaping it's a pretty easy knit!
This one is definitely a more complicated knit but it's the techniques and finishing touches involved that make me love it. I can't say enough about a kitchener cast on or bind off for ribbing!
I think of all the capelets I've designed I like this one the best. I like the texture and that it doesn't scream crochet. I like to crochet, I'm not a great crocheter like my sisters Katy & Mary (both amazing!) but I do have more crochet designs in mind and hope in the coming year to put them out there.
I would have been happy with just the collars of these 2 sweaters! Obviously I'm a sucker for oversized collars but for me so much of these 2 designs has to do with the yarn I used for them. When wearing them they feel so luxurious they're very hard to take off.
A note about the Trinity Collar Jacket a couple of people close to me didn't like the name (my husband said it sounded like a serial killer, that's not good!) so we changed it to "the Sophisticate" and the pattern I promised is on hold because I'm reworking a couple of things (a little less collar, a little longer body).
I'll end it here since I'm trying to be short and sweet. I will say that if you haven't tried knitting one sock inside the other: 2 in 1 socks you really should! If you're not a sock knitter it will completely change your mind about knitting socks and if you are a sock knitter it's a revelation!
OK so if you're still with me here I'll assume you like what I have to say or at least what I design, but now I want to hear from you. Leave a comment with in the next 2 days* about which design/pattern of mine you like best and why humor me and get a little descriptive and I'll email** you a copy of said pattern.
* let's say Tuesday @5pm west coast time
** if there isn't a way to contact you after a comment is left, email me so I have your email.
Thanks for a great year! Hope you've enjoyed as much as I have!