Woohoooo!!! I finally have an FO to share. The Tecumseh sweater by Caitlin Hunter is such a great knit! There is just enough colorwork to keep things interesting; you don’t have any seams to fiddle with; and the pattern is well written and easy to follow.
This sweater got my attention when it came out. I liked the look of it and loved all of the color variations everyone was coming up with. At the same time, though, I wasn’t sure how I’d like wearing it. The boxy shape with the deep armholes seemed like it might be awkward to move around in and not very flattering on. What got me on board was Dana’s knit along over at Yards of Happiness. I love everything she knits, so I took it as a sign that I should go for it.
I ordered some Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK in Filey, Rose Window, and Endeavor and cast on. I knitted on airplanes, in the ICU, in hotel rooms, and even at home on the rare nights I happened to be there.
I finally finished a week or so ago. And, you know what? Besides being fun to knit, Tecumseh is ultra wearable! I put it on the day I finished it (before I even blocked it!) and wore it all over the place. It was like my best hoodie, only wool! It’s perfect. I seriously want to knit about a hundred more sweaters in this exact same style.
I always admire your ability to knit the extrordinary things your create.
Thanks, Most Respected Dr. Jarman Sir 🙂
It’s beautiful! And looks super comfy, something about the colour of the yarn I think gives it such a cozy look. And it suits you!
Thank you so much, Kat! The yarn color is not something I would usually choose, but for some reason I was drawn to it for this project. I think you’re absolutely right about the color adding to the cozy feel. 🙂
That is a beautiful sweater and it looks good on you.
Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by!! 🙂
I guess i need to get my dye space up and running, huh? I know there’s another sweater project on deck. 🙂
No rush. When you dye it, I will knit it. 😉
Your sweater looks great; love those colors!! I am finishing up Sturgill and I couldn’t agree more about the sweater shape concerns. I’ve tried it on twice while knitting, and each time my reaction is… wow. What was I worried about? This feels perfect!! So glad you had the same reaction. Caitlin Hunter is my current favorite designer…
Thank you, Marilyn! I’m loving your Sturgill, and I’m off to look at your new post about the FO in one sec! Isn’t it funny about this shape? I’ll definitely be doing more of Caitlin Hunter’s patterns.
I was bad at Yarn Fest today and bought yarn to make two more of her sweaters. They are just so nice to knit and wear!!
That is soooo exciting!! I can’t wait to see!
It looks fantastic!!
wonderful work! You look so comfortable and cozy in it! Way to go!!
Thank you, Melissa! 😊