Tuesday, 11 May 2010

TFA Tuesday - Royale Pullover

We're back from the Frolic and we had a blast! I'll have a full detailed post of my wonderful weekend tomorrow, but today, its back to business as usual with a TFA Tuesday post.

This week I've chosen to feature the beautiful new pullover design, Royale by Crazy Knitting Lady Glenna C. Not only is this pullover knit it TFA Green Label Aran weight yarn, but it is also a new addition to the Tanis Fiber arts by Glenna C pattern collection. I love it! This is knit in the Garnet colourway.

This sweater really demonstrates the versatility of tonal yarns. I think that people often assume that the slight variegation is too much for complex and intricate cables and that plain stockinette is all you can knit with tonals, but boy is that not the case! Look at all of those awesome little twisted stitches and cables! I think that not only does the tonal quality of the yarn not distract from the pattern, but rather it adds to it, giving the design extra depth and dynamism.

The scooped neck, the flattering design, the clever construction, I'm smitten. This is another knit that proves that hand dyed yarn can be used to make very wearable, stylish and smart sweaters. Good job Glenna!

Now to A) pick a colourway to knit my own Royal pullover in, and B) find a way to add more hours to the day so I can have the time to knit it!