This week, I discovered that Briggs & Little have published a pattern - a free pattern - that, if not identical, is darn close to the wonderful Olympic sweater seen at the 2010 Vancouver games. The sweater with the reindeer and maple leaves. Find it here.
B&L have knit it up in their roving which knits to 10 stitches over 4 inches. That is similar to what would be used to knit a Cowichan sweater. My preference would be a finer - perhaps worsted weight or even chunky weight yarn. Easily done by using the B&L charts and EZ methods.
It is too bad this wasn't available for the Olympics but I imagine there was copyright to be considered. Good to have it now, though.
Discovering something like this pattern just before a weekend means a knitter can spend a couple of days dreaming. Those pre-knitting dreaming days are one of the wonderful thing about being a knitter. Have a super weekend everyone.