I wanted to show you the photos of me wearing Beckside, made for Fell Garth II by The Fibre Company photographed by my husband in our garden in our old house in early March last year. It was freezing but the photos do not exactly blow your mind like the stunning images of it worn by model Emma Ross captured by photographer Tommy Martin. You need to see them in full size, so look here: my blog post and Fell Garth II Lookbook. This is how it looks on a normal person (read: mortal person). Thank you, Em for making the pullover appear divine!
I have used exactly this cable combination before in my Aran Bolero, made for my Norwegian knitting book. But since that jacket is cropped and intended to be worn with little positive ease, I wanted to make a pullover version using two of those cables. Beckside is knitted in the new and lovely tweed yarn Arranmore Light using 3.75 mm/US in Orla, the same deep bright orange as I worked my swatch in and comes in 6 sizes with bust measurements from 90 to 132 cm (35.5 to 52″).Beckside, is a classic cabled sweater initially named after the ruins in Hawkside, with basket cables adorning the center front and back, framed by a braid on each side. Stockinette stitch fills the background to allow the cables to shine. A saddle shoulder allows the center sleeve cable to continue to the neck.The Fibre Co. wrote a much longer and wonderful introduction to it: “In every knitter’s wardrobe we would hope to find a timeless cabled sweater, rich in texture and beautifully twisted stitches. We believe that Beckside is everything we need from a classic sweater: rich cabling, a slightly boxy shape but with all the finishing that make it crisp and easy to wear for most occasions. The deeply textured centre panel is flanked by softer, undulating cables to add something just a little soft to this otherwise unisex style. Worked in pieces from the bottom up, Beckside is seamed for a stronger, more flattering shape. The tubular cast on gives the finished garment a polished look. For a boxy fit as shown, opt for 5-10 cm (2-5 in) positive ease, Beckside would be equally flattering as a more fitted sweater with less positive ease.” I am so proud to be part of the Fell Garth II collection!