cobblestone cardigan

September 02, 2020


You might remember the original Cobblestone Pullover from a decade plus ago and may have even made one. That gorgeous pattern by Jared Flood has been reimagined as a cardigan to celebrate Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter 10 year anniversary. When the BT team was looking for preview knitters, I held my hand up high. I will add that the BT team was so pleasant to work with. Their expectations were completely and clearly spelled out, but they were totally easy-going in the way we could approach knitting the sweater.  That small inside glimpse led me to believe this is one well-run company. We've seen how BT supports the hand-knitting community, their suppliers, shops and consumers, so this level of consideration on a little preview knit should be no surprise, but I have to tell you how delighted I was.

I chose the color Snowbound, which is a pale gray tweed; the yarn and the color suit the texture of garter stitch beautifully. Like all BT patterns, the instructions are detailed and complete. I only used 7 skeins even though the pattern called for 8, made the smallest size and it wet blocked perfectly to the measurements. It's a unisex pattern and there are options for slight, more, or no waist shaping. I choose none. It's slightly oversized on me and I love the fit for this particular cardigan. Shelter is divine with a stretchy, wooly hand that makes the most gorgeous fabric, especially in garter. My Cobblestone is a timeless, everyday classic and I've already cast on for a second one, this time in Rowan Kidsilk Haze tripled. 

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  1. Kristen
    It's nice to know you have a good feeling about Brooklyn Tweed. I've liked their business model from the beginning even though I'm not able to use their yarn very often, my hot climate and wool don't match! Cobblestone is gorgeous but simple in its styling and looks like a sweater you'll pull on often.

    1. Like Chloe says below, the Cobblestone would be fantastic in a cotton. Rowan Handknit Cotton would be great. BT has a new cotton/wool blend that might work--Dapple. I tried it and loved it. Thank you!

  2. So nice to see Cobblestone still going strong. I saw the original one at a class that Jared Flood taught. He was a very precise young man (in a good way). I don't think you can go wrong with any of his patterns. Your cardi is in a beautiful color. You might have inspired me to start one for myself my, Kristin. Some people have made them in cotton, BTW, for people living in warmer climates Chloe

    1. That is awesome that you went to a Jared Flood knitting class back in the day! Who knew back then that his knitting passion and vision would help to change the hand knitting industry in such a positive way. Cotton would make a great Cobblestone. Rowan Handknit Cotton would be so yum.

  3. When I said "in a good way", I meant "nice guy". Precise, but not overly fussy. I loved that class! Chloe

    1. I think many people agree with you. He seems to be very well loved in the industry, for good reason.

  4. Beautifully knit sweater that fits you so nicely. Was unfamiliar with this unisex pattern. Love it too. great color. have to love grey.


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