This is it. This is the dream sweater that you and I have been talking about for decades: the ultimate cozy companion.
Erika Knight has given us a pullover that has a lot of style and also a lot of comfort built in.
She calls it Old Friend, and it’s just so good.
The construction shows all the hallmarks of Erika Knight’s design skill. There’s nothing to constrict here—the drop shoulder, the funnel neck, the split hem all work to envelop us in a swath of ease.
The pocket is where you stow that seashell, that pebble, that owl feather you came across as you wandered along some shoreline or forest.
I’m having a hard time choosing what color of Atlas yarn to use for this. I put all 22 colors in the gallery at the top, so you can have a moment of reverie and pondering about what color strikes you. I can make a case for pretty much all of them. This Barn Red has a bit of orange to it, which I like, and the yellowy Pear is a favorite around MDK. I don’t know. Soft or vibrant? What kind of Old Friend are you looking for?