I have a new favorite cardigan -- Breckon, knit just like in the pattern book, from Brooklyn Tweed in their Loft yarn, color Truffle Hunt.
I love the cables, I love the lace, I love the tweed, I love every edge. It fits well. It looks great with the blacks and blues of my wardrobe, even though it's a brown color. It's warm but light, not heavy and hot. Favorite.
I found some perfectly unobtrusive buttons at Joann's, the fabric store I love to dislike.
All the cast-ons are tubular, and the cast-offs as well (sewn, therefore). I tried out Ysolde Teague's method on the sleeves. I love the idea of this method, but I didn't manage to execute it very well. For the bottom of the body, I used the Japanese method, crocheting a chain, picking up stitches, etc. My instructions are from a blog called Purl of the Orient that seems to have disappeared. They are good instructions, and with them I get a nice edge. I used the sewn method to do the cast-offs.
- designed by Amy Christoffers for Brooklyn Tweed
- Brooklyn Tweed Loft yarn, color Truffle Hunt, 6 skeins -- 100% wool, 275 yards/50 grams
- Size 42 (actual garment measurement)
- US 6 needles (and US 3)
- on Ravelry here