Sam's Tartan Keera - and a cameo by Rowan of course

PatternKeera by Isabell Kraemer

Yarn: TFA Green Label Aran Weight ins Tartan.

Ravelry project page here.

Tartan is one of our most popular colourways and I think that Sam's gorgeous sweater is a pretty good testament as to why. Pretty outrageous right? You think it looks good from the front? Whamo! Check out the back!

This is a beautiful pattern and I love that Sam chose to knit it in such a dynamic colourway. People often think that with busy colourways like this you need to choose something dead simple, and though Tartan does look pretty dynamite in garter stitch, this sweater is proof positive that it can be worked in a more complicated lace or cable pattern without losing any of the detail. The trick to working with a funky colourway like this is to always alternate between two balls of yarn to break up the colour distribution. 

And the trick to making your FO shots really pop is to always have a precocious 3 1/2 year old on hand to keep the mood light. ;)