photo © Sadie Dayton

One of the incredible things about Ravelry is its role as a storehouse for information for knitters and crocheters. Before it, you could troll the internet for hours on end trying to find a blogger’s errata notes on a pattern. Now, you can almost safely assume that if it isn’t on Ravelry, it probably doesn’t exist! Nonetheless, I find myself trolling Ravelry for hours on end, looking through patterns, designers, and yarns for things I’ve yet to use.

photo © Sadie Dayton

That’s probably how I stumbled upon the Sylvi. At first glance, it’s really not my style. A huge sweater coat. Appliqued floral details. But something about it struck me. It’s quite obviously a beautiful sweater, yet there’s more to it. The Sylvi would represent a dedication to time, would demonstrate my abilities as a knitter, would reinforce my love for the craft. And it would be something I wear with pride.

As of now, I’m attempting to complete a few of those projects that have been lurking on the needles far too long to make room for the Sylvi. I am so up for the challenge.

*The Sylvi pattern is available for download purchase from Twist Collective. Knitters looking for help with the pattern can join the Sylvi KAL on Ravelry, an ongoing group for knitters pursuing the project.

To read other posts by knitters and crocheters participating in ‘blog week’, just google search for ‘knitcroblo1’ for day 1, ‘knitcroblo2’ for day 2, etc.