April 9, 2006
Quick! The new Knitty is up. And–as if a new Knitty wasn’t enough reason to drop everything and become totally useless–there’s a pattern by Mary Neal Meador, my sister-in-law.
My nephew James + gansey = Jamesey.
I just love this pattern. You do know that in some previous life, I was a fisherman’s wife, sitting on the jetty, knitting like a maniac, waiting for the man to come home from the sea. Well, Mary Neal’s pullover has all the elements of a traditional fisherman’s gansey, but it also happens to look really modern. The length of it, the ribby goodness of it–it’s got tricky details and sideways stitches and it’ll give any knitter that perfect combination of the new and the familiar.
I’m crazy about this thing. And I’m crazy about seeing James, my nephew, looking like a grown up. Hard to believe, I tell you.
And if I’m not mistaken, I do believe that this pattern suggests denim yarn as a good alternative to the (beautiful!) organic cotton shown in the pictures. Just. Sayin.