Are you knitting Steel Creek?
If so, I’ve got a video that might help you out.
I know I’m tooting my own horn here, but it’s exactly the kind of sweater I love to wear.
I love the fit. It’s not too roomy, classic fit, with a little added interest in the trim and back detail. Gentle shaping to the hips we all love so much gives it just the right feel.
I love the yarn. Alden, from Tahki Stacy Charles, is a beautiful yarn to work with. It has great stitch definition as you can see here. It’s got that classic look I always love, a bit of a halo, but not so much to distract- just enough to add interest.
I love the weight. Not too heavy, not too light. And the drape is incredible.
I love the color: my favorite: yay, gray! But seriously, all the color ways are rich and gorgeous. I also love the blue and green.
I would add that I loved knitting every stitch of Steel Creek, but I didn’t- knit it, I mean. My friend and excellent knitter, Gale, knit this one. Whenever I’m in a pinch for time, Gale is always ready and willing to help. She loved the yarn, too! Here’s what she had to say about it:
It is a beautiful design! I love the gentle tonal changes in this yarn too – they accent & highlight the stitch pattern beautifully – adds an extra bit of dimension.
It’s mostly knit in stockinette stitch so great for an emerging beginner. A beginner only needs to tackle the stitch pattern and a wee bit of uncomplicated shaping. It will turn a beginner into an intermediate knitter!
The trim on Steel Creek is a stitch pattern I found in Barbara Walker’s Treasuries, called Bind Stitch. I love it in solid but I’ve also played around with it adding 1 or 2 colors. Here’s a cowl I did in 3 colors using the ABC method (a favorite of mine).
Steel Creek is in a solid color and oh, so elegant. And hey- I’ve got a video to help you through that! Oh, I guess I said that before.
Are you knitting Steel Creek? I’d love to hear from you!