Brooklyn Tweed has certainly kept me busy lately knitting samples for them. It seems they are quite prolific with their collections and new offerings of yarn so it is no wonder. Spearheads, in the women's version, is the wonderful sample I knit for BT's Fall 16 collection.
This sweater was knit with one of their newer yarns, Quarry, which is chunky weight and spun in a roving style so that it doesn't have a tight twist to it. It is soft, light, and airy. The main color for the sweater used is Hematite, which I absolutely love. It is a mix between black and red with tweedy flecks of blue so that the color reads as a very dark magenta. The contrasting color for the spearheads on the yoke is knit in Gypsum which is a creamy white and a nice compliment to the Hematite.
Because this sweater is worked in a chunky yarn, it really took no time to knit it up. It was a very quick knit so if you want a beautiful sweater in no time flat this is for you. Also it is easy if you are new to color work because there are only 2 colors to work with at the yoke and the chart and pattern are super easy to read. One of the only problems that I came across while knitting this was the tubular cast on and cast off due to the nature of the yarn. Because it is roving style, it did pull apart while doing those special techniques that put a little bit of strain on the yarn. Other than that, this has to be one of my favorite samples I have knit for Brooklyn Tweed.
All of the pictures used in this post are used courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed.