Thursday, 15 September 2011

Brownstone Cardigan

Brownstone Cardigan

Chris loves his Brownstone Pullover so much, that he decided to knit himself another one, this time with a few simple mods to turn it into the perfect, scholarly cardigan. He prefers wooden toggles to regular buttons, and I can't say that I blame him, they look perfect on this sweater. The yarn is the very sheepy and wooly Lismore Sheep Farm yarn that we picked up while at our cottage out East this summer. This is Chris' second favorite yarn in the world (second only to TFA of course!) it's definitely on the rustic side, probably too itchy for most, but Chris doesn't mind it at all.

Brownstone Cardigan

Chris used to claim that he wasn't a cardigan person, but clearly this sweater proves him wrong. I think its the elbow patches that make him love it so much. They are "vintage" brown suede elbow patches that my mom has been hoarding away since the 70's! 

Brownstone Cardigan - elbow patches!

Chris hates modeling, he's much more comfortable with a prop, so we took a bunch of photo's of him with our most photogenic family member.

Chris and Stella

Chris and Stella 2

Possibly the best part? The night after Chris cast off he settled into the sofa for a casual night of tv, and within 10 minutes of sitting there he became antsy and wanted something new to cast on for! He's a real knitter!

Brownstone Cardigan

10 comments:

  1. Haha! Well done, Tanis! You've turned him into a right knitter. So far, mine's still resistant. It's a great-looking sweater, though, and those pics with him and Stella are adorable.

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  2. What luck turning him into a knitter, and that sweater is amazing - the perfect man cardigan, and the elbow patches are a brilliant touch.

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  3. Great job Chris!!!!
    LOVE those elbow patches!!!! Brilliant!

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  4. Not only is he a knitter, but he's a GOOD one and he's FAST! Yay, Chris - great sweater!

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  5. I love this sweater!! looks fantastic as a cardigan. And that Stella, she's such a charmer.

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  6. hah, AND he's a hot hubby :) We're lucky ladies Tanis, tonight Tito is taking pictures of my latest knitted goodie tonight for my blog, gotta love it when the guys are in tune with what you love :)

    Speaking of which, I can't wait til you see it, it's all TFA Charcoal, and it's my first Vogue pattern...

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  7. It's beautiful! Great metamorphose!

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  8. Nothing new to say, but feel like reiterating anyway: great sweater, *awesome* pics with the puppy, adorable husband. And he KNITS! :D Fabulousness all around. You lucky, lucky woman!

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  9. Oh, AND the elbow patches! Those are fantastic, too. :) Love the college professor vibe they give sweaters and blazers.

    Are they rare in your neck of the woods? Because I can find them at my local big fabric store. Hmmmmm.... I sense opportunities for some cross cultural exchange! :D

    P.S. I apologize for the double post -- I'm worn out and really did want to mention the elbow patches, because they really are just cool. :)

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  10. Love it! Chris is an amazing knitter!!! I love the toggles & elbow patches! and he makes a great model, Easy on the eyes ;) the pics with the dog are too sweet.

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