Lest you think that my knitting output has been dwindling, I present the latest scintillating pictures of Brier pieces and parts. I’ve been working on this fine Rowan sweater while waiting for some more Phil Chenille No. 5 to wend it’s way from Europe to complete the sexy Phildar sweater.
The major issue with my Brier is whether to construct the CB seam and sleeve seams "inside out" to give it a pretty deconstructed look. I didn’t use the gorgeous Rowan Yorkshire Tweed from the pattern. I’m using the Peruvian Collection Highland wool from Elann. This yarn is very nice, but not at all tweedy. It’s more rich and sleek than that. That brings me to the horns of my dilemma. Do I use casual construction with a more formal yarn? I’m leaning toward NO. While that could be fun on some sweaters, I think on this one it would be kinda weird. I’m leaning towards a "normal" sewing up process and calling it a day.