This is a very cheerful sweater
And to accompany it, I’m wearing the most cheering pair of shoes I own. . .
Yes, even someone with a dropped foot and appalling balance can gad about in these ridiculous ruby slippers!
Back to the sweater, whose name is Coofle: an old Scots word for a puzzle, game or challenge.
Inspired by the traditional patterns of narrow woven bands, when designing this pullover, I challenged myself to work with a set of motifs with regularly decreasing stitch counts through the yoke: 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5 and 4 . . .
I had a lot of fun designing the yoke chart within these interesting parameters, but even more fun knitting it! I love the way that colours get to play within a set of small motifs . . .
And there’s just something about this palette, which is simultaneously fresh and soft (will I ever tire of Milarrochy Tweed? or yokes? or corrugated rib? I doubt it)
I’m wearing Coofle in the second size, with around 4 inches of positive ease, which is a really comfortable fit for me. This is the right fit if you’d like to wear a few layers underneath (which we definitely need to do here in Scotland, in March) but just pick the size closest to your actual bust measurement if you’d prefer a more form-fitting garment.
I wrote about my accompanying belt yesterday . . .
And the pattern booklet includes the draft and chart to weave it.
Wearing this sweater has really brightened me up over the past week. I hope it somehow brightens your day too!