Okay, it’s a Christmas present and it’s way late. But to be fair, it’s definitely a spring sweater and it’s for my incredibly forgiving sister-in-law. It’s Hannah Fettig’s Bayside Pullover from Coastal Knits, a book of fabulous patterns by Hannah and Alana Dakos. These ladies took their inspiration from their respective coasts and, no surprise, I find myself absolutely taken with Hannah’s Portland, ME inspired sweaters and accessories. While I don’t think I could live there, so far from my family again, Maine has fast become my favorite vacation spot. I’m looking forward to going there again, breathing the sea air, watching the surfers from the rocky coastline, eating fresh lobster, walking the charming tourist town streets. Anyway, knitting:
The yarn is a cotton/linen blendis DK weight. The pattern calls for a fingering weight linen but I bulked it up a little for Minnesota spring. Can I rave about my new needles? They’re Knitter’s Pride Karbonz and, in spite of the hokey spelling, I love them. The cord is flexible, the carbon fiber shaft is lightweight and grips like wood, and the nickel plated tips are sharp with glorious slip. This project makes me happy on so many levels.