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Jun 19 / Dani

Tweedy Love

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on my studio. I am really enjoying the space and know that I will for a long time to come.

While my house was in the shaken sno-globe that is a renovation, I was working on a ‘soothing’ sweater.

Pattern: White Russian by Thea Colman
Yarn: Berroco Blackstone Tweed

I had first seen this sweater through Caro’s blog Splityarn (my favourite blog for photos – she is super talented) and immediately went and queued it on Ravelry. When I did, I thought I would check out what other designs Thea had. Turns out, I already had two of her other designs queued (Nantucket Red and Short Lucky). Guess I like her designs, huh?

The yarn is Blackstone Tweed, which is the most luscious, soft, fluffy, tweedy heaven. Seriously, everyone who felt this stuff while I was knitting this was amazed.

The lace texture mixed with the tweed is one of the things I really like about this sweater. Oh, and the buttons.

I LOVE these buttons. A few weeks ago I was at an estate sale and snagged a couple of jars of old buttons for $5 a piece. I love vintage buttons (doesn’t everyone?) and I was thrilled when I got home and found that the jars were filled with wood, shell, leather and even some bone buttons. These are two of the shell ones that I found while rummaging. I really like the leaf detail.

This was a well written pattern that allows you to alter things as needed to fit your style. I know that I am going to get a lot of use out of this one – it feels like I am wearing my pajamas!


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  1. Robin / Jun 19 2010

    I like this sweater!!! It looks like one that you will wear often.

  2. thea / Jun 19 2010

    Am honored to be one of the first things the “studio” turns out! Totally appreciate your kind words.

    and also tks for the hint on the blackstone. No seaming.

  3. missbedora / Jun 21 2010

    Nice! I love it. Great buttons too. I can totally see this sweater even dressed up a bit with a wide belt. I’m sure you’ll get a ton of use of it.

  4. Robin in VA / Jun 21 2010


  5. Caro / Jul 19 2010

    OMG! Your White Russian looks great! I love that sweater so much. The collar is perf on you.

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