The Swing of Things
Not just any old sweater deserves a Brooklyn fire escape photo shoot. But by golly, Flair, you do!
I can't say enough about this pattern from Knit and Tonic. It was a dream to knit, relaxing and not-too-taxing but with enough seed stitch and buttonholes to keep things interesting. I used Cotton Fleece in grey dawn, which nearly matches the primer on the fire escape steps. Wore it to brunch this morning at Tournesol, and it nearly made me forget that I was in Queens. (No offense to Queens folks, I just had a few bad experiences there and hold it against the entire borough.)
Now, you may be saying to yourselves, Carrie, your Flair is lacking a little, well, flair. It's not as swingy and boxy and jacket-y as the original, but I just wasn't sure that I could pull that look off. I decided to make it longer and fit a tad closer to the body. There's still a little swing at the bottom, and if I change my mind, I can just alter the button placement. (I actually probably need to reblock the button band since it looks a tad wonky anyway.)
Jon insisted that I include this bug-eyed, sunglasses shot -- Like a lot of New Yorkers, I've been channeling my inner Naomi Campbell after her histrionics this week.
Speaking of buttons, I used these cute little numbers from Joann Fabrics. (I simply can't resist going there whenever I'm home in Pennsylvania.) I had trouble getting the design to photograph well since my camera is shameful. But they're like little doodles etched around the buttons.
Now I'm plotting something from "Fitted Knits," another treasure trove of top-down raglan goodness.