Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Everybody Knows




the dice are loaded


Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed


It's a new design in the Winter Knitty! For excellent modeled photos and the free pattern, go here (the photos died with the hard drive on this machine). Enjoy! I've been wearing it just about every day since I finished it in October, aside from the days that friends of mine were borrowing it. Though I borrowed the name from Leonard Cohen, it was inspired by a photo of Joe Strummer wearing a jacket with the collar turned up.



The yarn I used, Fly Designs Woolly Singles, is what would happen if Malabrigo and Manos had a child: Far softer than Manos, far less pilly than Malabrigo. The flat photo of the sweater published on Knitty was taken after over two months of solid wearing and several hand washes, just to demonstrate how it holds up.




Enjoy! It's the simplest, warmest, and most versatile thing I have ever made.

19 comments:

N. Maria said...

I am the biggest fan of Fly Designs yarn! I have 2 pairs of socks that are over 4 years old with lots of wear and no signs of thinning!
Anyway, your sweater on Knitty is simply gorgeous!
Maria in WA
knackfulknitter(at)q.com

villapeikko said...

Simple and stylish!

Erssie said...

I lurve your stuff, must add you to my blogroll.

Come over and visit me sometime!

Erssie
xxx

craftivore said...

Wow, that is awesome! Congratulations. The pics on Knitty are great. My particular fave is the one where you're clinging to the chain link fence, mmrroaw. The jacket would make any punky androgene happy.

ms stacy said...

wow - winter knitty is up and your jacket went immediately to my queue!
love the leonard cohen connection also - and those black boots ( i am swooning- what brand, where did you get them , i must have some to go with my new jacket!!! )
msstacy

Marianne said...

Oh, I love this jacket! Thanks so much for sharing....

Emily said...

Love it! Of course, I love all your patterns, it seems.... ;) Thank you!

MaryjoO said...

sorry, the last comment was on my hubby's account LOL -- if it didn't go through, I was complimenting the sweater and how fun it was to see it on Flickr and Ravelry, too~

Salty Miss Jill said...

So stylin'...and you wear it so well, mama!

nicole said...

Great design! And that yarn sounds perfect.

Andrea said...

What an excellent jacket, thank you!

texasjackie said...

It really speaks to your talent as a designer to have created something that appears so simple yet is so sophisticated. Really lovely. Your button choice is perfect for the design and the yarn used. Will you share your source for the buttons?

I am so looking forward to knitting this sweater.

Emotenote said...

Awesome jacket especially with the boots and hair! excellent design, I think I have a girl crush! Your other designs are great, I can see the architecture at work in the family.

staceyjoy said...

Gorgeous, Ann!!!! Another fine pattern!

Rosige Zeit said...

good luck for my, to find you...
Try to find now a german yarn to work this...

Kerstin

Skelly Designs said...

i love this jacket...and now i need to dig out the old Concrete Blonde album....its in one of these shoe boxes here....

Sarah said...

This pattern is beautiful, and hopefully will be relatively easy for an inexperienced knitter. My question is: can I knit this without all those dropped stitches at the side? I fear they'll be drafty. How many stitches should I add to give it the same ease as the original pattern? I'll be knitting the 1X size. Thank you for your help.

NinaK said...

This is simply stunning! I can't wait to try it.

wanderer said...

Hi there

In bed sick and discovered your blog through Knitty and this wonderful pattern. Sadly I live in the UK so cannot purchase this yarn here and am hoping I can find a substitute though it does look unusual.... Like the blog - it has whiled away some hours today