Last weekend the wonderful ladies of Kelbourne Woolens, authors of Vintage Modern Knits, were in town for a color work workshop. Having totally failed to complete any of the plaid projects that I had planned to complete before this workshop, I spent Saturday morning tearing apart my sweater stash looking for something appropriate to wear. I came up with several hats designed by either Kate or Courtney and several sweaters knitted in their yarns, but I couldn’t quite put my hands on the sweater that I thought I owned. I had vague memories of having knitted something from their book in Terra but couldn’t figure out what it was and was thoroughly confused about it not existing in my closet. After about 40 minutes of putting on various outfits and not really finding what I was wanting, I realized that the sweater that I was thinking of was the Brigid Jacket that we hosted as a knitalong back in February. I found it in one piece in my yarn stash, the sleeves set in and one of the two side seams seamed up…but no button bands. I gathered the silly thing up and went to work and set out to finish it before the ladies arrived. I did have to sew on the buttons while we were standing in line for lunch, but it is done!
Several rather dedicated folks did finish and wear plaid things that day and brought them all upstairs to show off to Kate and Courtney. The hats that Trudy, Lesley and Jane are wearing is the Bismark hat by Kelbourne Woolens – available at the shop. It uses two skeins of Road to China (yum!) and is worked in the round. The sweater that Jennifer is wearing is a completed Emerson (also available at the shop). She is the only person who actually finished this sweater. It is most definitely not worked in the round. Flat fair isle is not for the weak at heart. I appear to be weak..mine is in hibernation until further notice.