The last time Tom and I met our British friends Jamie and Hilary for dinner, Hil talked about how much she'd love to own her very own "Forbrydelsen" sweater, the one with the undyed black and white wool. Hil is a tiny little thing - I thought I could whip up this sweater in short order and make her happy, too.
I chose Cascade Ecological Wool in Natural and Black but truth be told it really looks cream and dark brown. The original sweater is knitted in bulky weight, undyed wool at a large gauge. I'm not crazy about the loose-knit look of the sweater, plus the Ecological Wool is a slightly lighter weight, so I'm knitting the jumper at a tighter gauge. It looks tidier but still keeps the look of the original.
Hilary is only 36 inches around with zero lumps or bumps or weird proportions. I'd be knitting 25 sweaters a year if I was her size! I'm shocked by how fast I'm knitting this sweater. With just a couple of nights of TV watching, I've finished a third of the sweater. Oh, to be thin.
When I'm finished, I'm attaching a "Love for Aunt Julie" tag to this sweater, too, just like I did for my sister's baby sweater. What the heck? I've got 49 more of them to use up and I don't mind being Aunt Julie to all my loved ones.