Diary of a Rhinebeck Sweater: Instagram edition

1 gigantic skein of Jill Draper Makes Stuff Empire in the color “Deer Skin” on October 3.

Things look good.

Day 5: A minor setback

Day 10: A major setback


Here I am at the festival with a finished sweater and two beautiful girls, Maria (wearing Larch) and Dana (wearing Stonecutters).
The yarn was an absolute joy to work with- the stitch definition is incomparable and the dying is exquisite. It withstood the ripping and re-knitting of the yoke and 1 sleeve (don’t ask). Already dreaming about knitting with Empire again, in the meantime I’m going to get to work making this pattern available to you all. The name is still to be decided… Any suggestions?


P.S. This is not Maria’s first appearance on the blog.



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6 Responses to Diary of a Rhinebeck Sweater: Instagram edition

  1. Hannah says:

    I saw you several times without recognizing you, and kept admiring your stunning sweater and the beautiful yarn it is made from!

  2. Susan says:

    So I saw the picture of you with Thea on Thea’s blog and I commented there that I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT PATTERN IS THAT PERSON WITH THE SUNGLASSES ON HER HEAD WEARING and didn’t even realize it was you.
    I can’t wait until this comes out 😉

  3. Fab sweater on a fab person, of course. For the sweater name…Oktoberfest? (I am terrible at pattern names). So great to see you again.

  4. Mary Anne says:

    I love the “Cinnamon Girl” name you were using on your Ravelry page for it. Is there a copyright issue with the album? If so, maybe a variation.

  5. Eileen says:

    Rhinebeck was amazing yet being a newbie a little overwhelming also. I hve been to the big quilt fair in Houston {fun great} but Rhinebeck I will return too. We did not do Rhinebeck sweaters but next year we will. Oh the weather….perfect!
    I did see you there, we commented to each other about your lovely sweaters. People watching was soo fun!

  6. Dalaimama Liz says:

    Love the yarn, love the sweater. I don’t usually like brown, but that yarn has me dreaming. I can’t wait to see a better shot of the pretty sweater!