Friday, June 25, 2010

Late, But Still Great

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.


LaurieM said...

Oh wonderful! Thanks for the link, it's a lovely pattern.

But after years of working with fine yarns, I don't know if I can stand working with such a heavy pattern.
I tried during the Olympics and it drove me nuts.

Laurie said...

Hmmm...I'll have to think about making this one. I am, after all, Canadian at heart and have needed something to replace my long lost Maple Leafs shirt and worn-to-death ROM shirt.

freshisle said...

Wonderful link! Thank you.