For the knitters amongst you, my latest completed project. It’s a pattern called “Bettie’s pullover” by Maria Leigh. I was inspired by Roobeedoo’s version of it (here) and used the same wool as she did, Albayarn, which is spun right here in the North-East of Scotland. (Sorry my own post is far less entertaining than hers was!)
The best thing about this pattern is that it gives you the opportunity to showcase a lovely button! This is an old silver button, one of a set, that I’ve had forever – probably from my mother’s collection originally. If ever I have need of it to use with its compatriots on another garment, I’ll pick something else out for this sweater.
The other thing about “Bettie’s pullover” is that you end up knitting set-in sleeves as you go. It’s like magic! I chose to knit the sleeves flat, because I really don’t enjoy knitting tubes on double-pointed needles, so I ended up sewing the sleeve seams, but if you knit the sleeves in the round you would have extremely little in the way of finishing to do.
The yarn is lovely to work with and the colours are very subtle. I think I’ll enjoy wearing this, and feeling a bit Miss Marple-ish in it.