|photo copyright Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood|
This feels like the Brooklyn Tweed collection I've always wanted: it's definitely sweater heavy, and beautifully inspired by traditional fishermen knits (think lots of gorgeous cables). It's great to see how the different designers have interpreted and used traditional cable motifs to come up with patterns that have a modern heirloom feel to them. As usual, I've chosen a few favourites to share, but the whole collection is literally perfection and you should go drool over it now!
|photos copyright Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood|
A few of my faves:
Top left: Hawser, by Jared Flood.
Top right: Bellows, by Michelle Wang.
Bottom left: Rowe, by Michelle Wang.
Bottom right: Docklight, by Julie Hoover.
My absolute love-at-first-sight/I-may-cast-on-tomorrow favourite is the Ondawa sweater (Michelle Wang, again!), and is pictured at the top of this post. IT IS PERFECT. I described it to a friend as being like a cabled version of Relax, and I cannot wait to sashay my way through winter draped in its fisherman fierceness!
So the folks at Brooklyn Tweed have clearly been busy, but they're not the only ones:
|photos copyright Susie Haumann|
Speaking of which, it looks like the (previously Danish only) designs from her "Grey Days" collection (posted about here) have been translated, and are available on Ravelry (yay!).
Finally, I wanted to mention (for the benefit of anyone who may not be aware) that Karen over at Fringe Association is organizing a KAL featuring the Amanda sweater (pictured above). My understanding of the concept is that the knit-along is pretty open (you don't necessarily have to knit Amanda, it could be another fishermen-esque design). It sounds pretty cool and flexible, and I might just use it as an excuse to start the Ondawa sweater before I'm truly finished my other UFOs.
Aaaaaaaaaand, since this post has dealt largely with fishermen knits, I will leave you all a parting gift: a young (and gorgeous!) David Gilmour snuggled up in an aran sweater (also gorgeous!).