I’ve never gone from first glance at a pattern to casting on this quickly before. It all happened so fast: like an elopement in a Jane Austen novel.
This pattern is my Mr. Wickham. And my, but he’s a sexy beast.
This weekend, I finally got around to picking up the latest issue of knit.wear. This nifty little twist pullover is on the cover. An hour after reading this pattern, I was casting on.
This pattern is the physical manifestation of my knitterly turn-ons–or at least one of my “types.”
- Simple and elegant
- Sculptural interest created by manipulation of the fabric, rather than complex construction
- Versatility (it can be worn as shown, or loose and drapey)
- Modest amount of instructions (not at all like the high-maintenance patterns I’ve been dallying with of late)
Wonder of wonders, I already had suitable yarn for this pattern in my stash. A local knitting pal and proprietor of Sophie & Me on Etsy sold me this yarn one of the first times we met. It’s a Leicester/silk blend in a colorway called “spice market.” It should feel luscious against my skin.
Stanley got in on the fun, as I wound the yarn last night. My swift is quickly becoming one of his favorite cat toys.