As with all of the Brooklyn Tweed patterns I’ve knit, this is beautiful but oh-so-time-consuming! I saw it on display at Knit Purl and couldn’t resist – although the pattern was designed for Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter yarn, I knit it in Shibui Merino Alpaca, and it’s wonderful in this yarn. Very soft, springy, the finished throw is really heavy, but in a nice, substantial way. I’m not sure about wearing it around your shoulders like the photos in the pattern, though!
The yarn color is Ivory – I can’t recall how many skeins I bought, they’re 131 yards per skein but it seems like I bought at least 11, maybe as many as 13? I knit the medium throw on the recommended US 8s and 9s, but because it looked like I was going to run out of yarn, I only did 7 repeats (instead of 8) of Rows 5-36. Otherwise, I knit according to the pattern.
The pattern instructs you to block it, but since I used a different yarn, I decided not to – blocking might open up the pattern a little bit, but I think that will happen naturally anyway, as the weight of the throw pulls it open. This is definitely an heirloom project – particularly given how long it took (I’d say it took 4 days per repeat, plus another 2 days for the beginning and ending ribbing, which means an entire month, and that’s assuming you worked on it several hours every day!) I’m thinking of giving it as a wedding present for my younger sister.Pin It