Wool People 8: Eaves

Posted on | November 18, 2014 | 6 Comments

Wool people is a semi-annual collection of knitwear designs by guest designers curated by Brooklyn Tweed. I could probably wax poetic about BT for days, but I’m sure you already understand what I mean. The photographs! The styling! The designs! Not to mention the yarns. Today I write not only to tell you that Wool People 8 is now available, but that I have a design included in the collection. You guys have no idea how hard it’s been to keep this under my hat!

Eaves from Wool People 8

Eaves by Melissa Wehrle

All photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed

Eaves may seem like a simple sweater to the casual observer. However, it is composed of some carefully placed details that not only make for a classic, highly wearable sweater, but a interesting knitting experience as well.

One of my favorite things about designing with Brooklyn Tweed yarns is the shared color pallet between Shelter and Loft. It opens up so many design possibilities with regard to mixing gauges. For this design, I kept it simple. I love the way the skinnier Loft looks with the chunkier Shelter ribbed trims.

The slanted stripe detail at the shoulder adds a nice little twist to an otherwise simple pencil stripe. The short rows also simultaneously help shape the armhole curve and shoulder slope. I love a detail that not only looks interesting, but is functional as well.

For more info about Wool People 8 and to see the other designs, make sure you check out the beautifully photographed lookbook. If you would like to knit your very own Eaves, the pattern can be purchased directly from Brooklyn Tweed or on Ravelry.








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  • http://gingermakes.wordpress.com/ Ginger

    Wow, congrats!! What a cool pattern!

  • http://woolercoaster.blogspot.ca Christine

    It’s one of my favourites in the collection. Congratulations!

  • http://neoknits.com Melissa Wehrle

    Thank you Sonja!

  • http://neoknits.com Melissa Wehrle

    Thanks Christine!

  • http://skyturtle.net/ Sky Turtle

    Super nice! I am about to finish my first ever cowl and this project seems a bit too advanced for me, but oh, so pretty!

  • Angela Hahn

    Love this! The slanted stripes are so cool.