I met up with Kristy on Saturday. It was great to meet another knitter who lives nearby and have a *real* conversation about knitting.
After having our fill of strangers talking to us (seriously, what is it with people thinking it’s OK to inject themselves into your conversations when you’re knitting?), we took a walk down to Pins and Needles.
They had a Hanne Falkenberg trunk show going on, and I finally got to see Diva in person.
I’ve envied this sweater for a while now but always dismissed it, thinking the yarn would be super-scratchy and the garter stitch would be inflexible.
I was wrong.
The yarn is somewhat-scratchy — it’s no merino, but it’s not the scratchiest stuff out there either. And the drape — there’s serious drape! From what I could tell the gauge is slightly larger than what you’d expect for the yarn, so it created a nice drape. The collar was sculpted and lovely.
I’m still concerned that I would grow bored of all that garter stitch. It’s A LOT of garter stitch.
Have you knit a Hanne Falkenberg sweater? What do you think? Am I taking on the apparel version of the knitted blanket? And even if I am, will I be able to stop myself?