of a shirt-like sweater
that can be tried on
at most stages
of the proceedings
so a gal can make
a garment that actually fits --
which means she'll actually wear it--
than try to smile at a camera you're holding yourself.
I think I made three
before Shelley of The Yarn Underground
and The Palouse Yarn Company
nudged me to write up the pattern
so others could enjoy it too--
and then she hosted it on her Ravelry page
until I got around to making my own a few weeks ago.
in different yarns/gauges
and these (eventually) led to the changes in this revision --
but not before I'd thoroughly tested each one.
(note: these are my clothes you're looking at,
not pattern samples
so please pardon their imperfections).
about a lightweight wool shirt?
Cool when warm, warm when cool,
and endlessly stretchy without
the saggy spots of dead lycra --
such a garment is
(unless you are vegan),
a freakin miracle.
Indeed, apparently a bunch of big outdoor companies
have finally figured this out and are using it for lots of stuff.
Wool is the technical fabric of the future!
Well they they act like they just invented it if they have to,
as long as they keep working with it.
we can go ahead and make
whatever we want for ourselves.
Because we already know how.
And living as we do
on the cutting edge of technical achievement,
the right garment has always been a thing.
Nothing says focus and physical accomplishment
like weaving, spinning, knitting, reading
and hanging out with dogs,
for all my messing about
with paper and linen,
I don't need to extoll
the virtues of wool to you.
What I really want to do
is go on and on
about one of the most important features of this garment
which is that (assuming you are so inclined),
since most of it is knit in stockinette in the round,
the literarily-inclined knitter
can scale the heights
of two of these massively important activities
at the same time.
will ever provide a pleasure
to equal that.
One more thing.
The Pattern for the magic medium pullover
can be found both on my Ravelry site
and my web store
depending on your preference.
(Alas, the two are not linked, so the choice is up to you
but if you have already downloaded the pattern
from The Palouse Yarn Company site on Ravelry,
you should, by now, have already received the pattern revision
so need to worry about any of it).