Evidently, despite recently finishing my months-long tweed sweater project, I’m not over the tweed bug yet. (Which is good, because my local yarn shop has recently gotten in some beautiful ones…) I’ve re-begun working on another old stash project: a summer-weight tweed cardigan hoodie.
It’s a standard top-down raglan, with the addition of a hood (also top-down, seamed up the middle) and little cables at the raglan increase points.
I’m using Rowan Summer Tweed, which is a beautiful yarn, though its cotton and silk composition render it rather stiff and unforgiving.
My fingers can only take a few rows at a time before revolting – and demanding a nice, springy wool to relax them again. I’m not too worried about the finished product, though; I knit and washed a gauge swatch at the beginning of the project, and the washing really softens the material. It ought to be a sturdy and comfy sweater when finished.
Maxwell seems to have no problem at all with the sweater’s current comfiness, though. Cotton, wool, whatever – as long as it’s one of my works-in-progress, he is more than happy to consider it his own personal bed.