The first thing I did, on my first day of vacation, was to finish up the Bristow Sweater for Lois.
You may recall that I bartered with Lois and that’s how I wound up knitting her this sweater. She chose the pattern, Bristow, and she chose the yarn, Cascade 220.
I did the knitting and in the meantime she’s finishing a quilt for me. Since I’d much rather knit than quilt these days, I’m a winner on this deal.
This sweater is quite beautiful, though, and I think that makes Lois a winner, too.
I agree – it is a beautiful sweater. I’m more into quilting these days but still have my pair of socks on the needle : – )
It’s lovely and you did a beautiful job. I hope you’ll show us the quilt your friend is finishing for you when you get it. I love quilts though like you, I’d rather knit than quilt!
You both won…you got to produce that beautiful FO.
The sweater is beautiful and you did a great job. I have yet to finish a sweater that fits well. Socks are my thing. Show us the quilt too. I used to quilt also.
Yes, I’d say Lois is definitely a winner!
A quilt for a sweater is a perfect trade of commodities!! Winners all around! The sweater is beautiful and Lois will love it!
The sweater is lovely. The two of you are both winners… and like you, i’d rather knit.
It’s a beauty! Will you someday knit it again for yourself?
Definitely a win-win. I love the sweater. Just enough aran detail without being all bobble-y.
Carole that is a beautiful sweater! I may just have to put that one on my list. I love it. 🙂 Well done!
The sweater is an instant classic, I love the style of it, it looks like it had enough of a pattern to hold your interest while knitting. By the way I noticed that gray is the new fall color (I noticed this while window shopping at a very high end mall).
Just gorgeous! That pattern has been on my list for quite some time, but I really REALLY like it in that nice neutral.
Carole – beautiful job. Can’t wait to see the quilt.
Ok. You think you’re getting the better end of the deal, but I’m not so sure…that’s one gorgeous sweater!!!
Lucky Lois! That is one beautiful sweater! Are you tempted to make one for yourself now?
Definitely a win-win! What a beautiful sweater!
Wow – beatiful pattern and your knitting is stunning.
Fantastic trade. Lois will enjoy the Bristow for years. I love me a classic sweater.
I love the intricate detail on the sweater.
I just learned to quilt but most days I’d rather knit.
Mary K. in Rockport says
so pretty! /adds bristow to queue
The sweater looks wonderful. Lois certainly chose well and you did a great job (of course) with the knitting. I can’t wait to see the quilt when it’s finished.
Carole, it’s breathtaking! Just wonderful. Lucky Lois!
And Lois also chose wisely in her selection of a barter partner!
Cheryl S. says
The sweater is gorgeous! Hope your quilt is, too.
Definitely a winner! I really like that sweater, very wearable.
that sweater is absolutely stunning
totally a win-win! many years ago one of my friends hand quilted a quilt for me for knitting her a sweater. we both got something we wouldn’t have had.
Sarah R says
Lovely sweater! I like it a lot.
That is a gorgeous sweater! And, the color is so nice. I think Lois is a winner for sure – especially with your beautiful knitting.
Beautiful sweater! I have a feeling she will be wearing it quite a bit.
I think it’s a wonderful trad all around! Bristow is lovely, Carole, and I’m sure the quilt is, too.
I love how the Bristow Sweater turned out. She’s one lucky girl to be getting a gorgeous sweater. This is a win/win situation. She wins by getting the sweater and you win by getting a quilt. Please post a picture of your quilt when you get it.
What a beautiful sweater! I love it! 🙂
Ooh, it’s beautiful!!
Lois is definately a winner, fantastic knitting!
The sweater is beautiful. You did a wonderful job down to the last details.
I love an exchange like this where everyone wins.
Beautiful! The color choice really nails this one. And seeing yours, I’ve queued it up – how did I not see this one before?!?
That’s gorgeous, Carole!
I like that pattern a lot . It has a lot of interesting stuff going on.