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Jan

Cobblestone Christmas Sweater

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Jared Flood’s Cobblestone Pullover has been haunting me for years. I think most knitters have a pattern that has lingered in their mental list of things to knit for far too long and at some point it becomes this obstacle that needs to be conquered. I bought my very first issue of Interweave Knits way back in 2007 during my first year of college and the early days of my knitting adventures. Over the years I’ve sifted through that single issue so many times that it’s falling to pieces. Without fail, I would head straight to the Cobblestone Pullover whenever this issue resurfaced on my book shelf, and I would find myself wishing that I had either the yarn or the fella to knit it for. The stars never quite aligned for this pattern… until now!

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Fast forward to today and my most recent revisit to my “someday sweater”. I was idly clicking through my Ravelry queue, looking for something to make for my Dad this Christmas when I realized that this would be the perfect time to knock that sweater out of the park! I had a stash of Andes del Campo in Wellies and two weeks to whip it out so I thought I’d give it a shot.

I spent two weeks carrying that sweater e v e r y w h e r e with me, sneaking in a row or two every chance I got and managed to bind off and block it Christmas Eve! I loved working with Andes del Campo. The 100% Highland Wool is surprisingly smooth and soft to work with and the finished fabric has such a wonderful springy quality to it.

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The stitch definition through the shoulders of the Cobblestone Pullover¬†is superb and adds a special touch to this sweater. One more thing done and off of my queue, but I think this probably isn’t the last I’ve seen of this pattern. It was such a good, quick knit that I might try my hand at sizing it for myself someday… sooner rather than later!

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