Brooklyn Tweed released Wool People 9 yesterday, a collection of new patterns by guest designers. I'm excited to be among them, with a textured vest called Grille.
Pattern: Grille, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed LOFT in Almanac
Grille is a light, loose-fitting tunic featuring gansey-style overall texture reminiscent of automotive grilles. It's worked from the bottom up in two pieces, after which the shoulders and sides are seamed. The ribbed neckband is picked up and worked in the round, then sewn to the inside for a clean, attractive finish.
Grille is an ideal summer project because it's all about simplicity—simple knitting, construction, and style. Cast on now, knit at your leisure, and by September you'll have a versatile layering piece that will carry you through the fall and even into winter. I designed Grille with many different styling options in mind: wear it with pants and a tailored shirt, or with a pencil skirt for the office, or over a long-sleeved tee and leggings or jeans for casual occasions.
All photos © Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood
There are 14 patterns in Wool People 9—seven lace pieces (I want to make them all!) and seven garments, contributed by designers hailing from Australia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Argentina, Japan, Canada, and the United States. It's truly an honor to be among them.
Thank you very much for reading!