As promised, I’ve got more details on the Langley Pullover I knit for my cousin. Before the holidays when I was on winter break, we spoke to my cousin about coming to stay with us during the pandemic. I’ve knit lots of things for Safia here on the blog before, so her family is probably familiar. She is single and lives in Chicago and the thought of her sheltering in place alone during a Chicago winter felt a bit brutal. We drove up and back in 48 hours to pick her up from Chicago with limited stops and all the masks and sanitary wipes. To say we were all nervous was an understatement but we got COVID tested and we’ve all been okay and she’s added lots of laughter to our home. She’s gotten sweaters from me, but she’s never seen the process to make one so over six days I knit up the Langley pullover for her in her favorite color, purple.
I saw this pattern on Berroco’s instagram feed and realized it was free and in worsted weight, so I downloaded it immediately and started to think about color combos. I had some lavender Shepherd’s Wool Worsted that I inherited in a yarn swap from my friend Jocelyn that I grabbed with Safia in mind. I dug deep into my stash and pulled out this Yarn Ink Blackened Rainbow skein for the colorwork, I used it on this cardigan in the past. I knew it would be a fun pairing and the rainbow made the colorwork so fun.
I loved the Shepherd’s Wool and how super soft it was while I was knitting with it. I also didn’t make a single modification to the pattern and followed it to the letter. It as a quick knit. It was also nice to have her around so that she could keep trying it on to make sure the sweater was the right length and the lengths were the perfect length.
And I’m already thinking about fun color combos that I can use to make this sweater again!