It's from LL Bean, circa 1985 or so. It's made of Shetland Wool.
It was a gift from a very special man who no longer walks this earth - but who had excellent fashion sense.
My first (less than enthusiastic) reaction when I opened it was:
I quickly figured out this jacket is comfortable, warm, and goes with pretty much everything.
Kiwi Knitting who had generously complimented me on my sweater.
She then asked if I'd looked at my left elbow lately...
There was a hole.
Like a 2 x 2 inches hole!
And I was clueless - you'd think I'd have noticed the draft at my elbow..
It's a teeny bit felted. And there are a few stitches on the cuff and elsewhere that no longer connect to each other.
And there's these little piles of fluff I find collecting around my desk at work that bear a striking resemblance to the shade of grey in my favorite sweater...and they only seem to appear when the sweater has been to work with me a lot.
- I got a copy of "Knitting Brioche" by Nancy Marchant - quite a spiffy book. (I've already marked 6 wanna-do patterns in this book. Very tempting).
- I figured out that my original sweater is not knitted in worsted weight...it might be 2 strands of fingering weight yarn.
Ok - I'm a bit daunted (understatement) at all the counting I'll have to do to recreate the pattern. Woof.
So... the button.
Not gonna happen.
Why? It would appear Gryphon (aka the "Gryphon-ator") applied his puppy-like chewing to the wooden button on my favorite grey sweater/jacket.
It's a good thing he's so frigging cute.