Donna and Sawtelle
It started out as an easy children’s sweater (Sawtelle) in garter stitch, destined for our KnitBits newsletter. Donna mentioned to me that she would wear that sweater in an adult size, and after hearing the same thing from KnitBits readers, we created an adult version. Before the resized version even made it to the newsletter, Donna had cast on for a lovely green Sawtelle Adult of her very own. She used Remix in Verdant (#3938) for the body, and Buttercup (#3922) for the contrast color.
She was delighted to discover that such a simple pattern (there is no purling, anywhere) made for perfect TV knitting. She also found herself falling for Remix. I have to say that I’ve noticed it too while swatching: knitting Remix in garter stitch is extremely satisfying. The softness of the fibers and the tweedy colorways seem like a perfect match for garter’s rustic, bumpy texture.
Donna eagerly waited for cooler weather so she could start showing off her new sweater. Here she is, happily wearing it at work one day:
She had such a great time with the first sweater, that she decided her daughter-in-law could use one, too. Before we knew it, Donna had whipped up another Sawtelle Adult, this time in Patina (#3933) with Blush (#3952) for the contrast. Once again, it seemed like the sweater had practically knit itself. Donna’s modeling it here, before presenting it to her lucky relative:
Normally, after following the same pattern twice, it’s time for something different. This time, though, Donna went ahead and started a third Sawtelle Adult! Worked in Buttercup (#3922) with Bittersweet (#3967) for the contrast, this one is destined for Donna’s daughter. It’s flying along, with the back and one front already finished:
Donna told me today that she’s already thinking about colorways for her fourth Sawtelle Adult…