Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Yarn Along

I do a lot of knitting that never makes it here to this virtual space.
I knit for customers, making sweaters, scarves and Christmas stockings.
I enjoy the work, but often there is little time left to make things for my family.
This project is for The Youngest. It was a combination of businesses and pleasure.
I have been teaching a class on light sweaters/vests and one of the patterns is Boardwalk from Brooklyn Tweed.

I knew I wouldn't have time to knit a sweater for myself as an example for the class, but I could absolutely make one in a two-year-old size.
I took a few measurements from a top that she already owned and followed the spirit of the pattern from there. I enjoyed the knitting, enough interesting details to keep my interest. while still having lots of nice, easy stockinette so I could watch tv. I added buttons at the shoulder, because of big baby heads, but the rest is pretty much as it happens in the pattern.
I have been having a little reading drought, though I picked up Telegraph Avenue, our book club selection, and tried to slog through the first chapter. It's dense reading. I can't get into Michael Chabon's style. Hopefully it'll come, it's interesting subject matter so far.
What's on your needles today?
Joining Ginny for Yarn Along.


  1. Cute! This looks like a really fun knit with lots of simplicity, and just enough interest. I hope the 2 year old likes it!

  2. Clever! I have been dying to make a Brooklyn Tweed. And I love your little version. I noticed that in the new kids catalogue, they mentioned that the sweater pattern could be adult sized if you were to use the Shelter yarn instead of the Loft... Anyway - good idea, thanks for sharing it!

  3. I love that vest, both the yarn and the design are so great! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. That is an adorable pattern! Totally interesting but not overly complicated.

  5. gorgeous vest ~ love both the pattern & colour.