Within hours of first seeing this photo:
I bought the pattern book to make the sweater.
Isn’t it a beauty? I can see wearing this cardigan all year long. The pattern is so new that the book is only available for pre-order. I’m not even sure that the yarn the book supports, Blackstone Tweed, has even been released. And, of course, there are no example sweaters on Ravelry yet so I can’t do any body-double stalking or study the knitty gritty details of the pattern (ala, “be sure to lengthen the waist blah blah blah”).
Oh, how long must I wait? In the meantime, I will fantasize. I like the color of the sweater in the pattern book, though I wonder if a pretty grey would be more functional. Also, the called-for yarn is rather pricey. I wonder if there’s a generic, suitable substitute at Valley Yarns (my favorite!) or Knit Picks. And since I’m a loose knitter and this is a sizeable garment, I’d love to knit at a slightly bigger gauge but make a smaller size. Ideas?