b r o o k l y n t w e e d
  The Scholar Collar and Other Ramblings
The holidays came and went. My house saw a whole lot of knitting - which may come as a shock to you since all you've heard from me in the last two weeks is a whole lot of nothing. Rest assured, I'm semi-refueled, at least for the time being.

A quick summary:

* The huge red blob? Turned into something wonderful. You'll have to trust me on this one cause I can't show you for a while.

* Shifting Sands grew in a crazy way. Not done, of course, but I'll show you an updated photo later this week.

* The School Products Cashmere Merino garter swatch evolved. See below.

* More sweaters (plural) were started (somewhat shamefully)

As for Christmas knits, they were basically non-existent this year. And that felt great. I gifted the Swallowtail Shawl that I finished in August (to the most grateful recipient. Most deserved indeed). I felt fine leaving it in worthy hands.

The only other Christmas knit was a collaboration between Luigi and I - the creative vision was all his. All I did was round up the good fibers, buttons and ... the garter.

Scholar Collar

Pattern: The Scholar Collar (Ours)
Materials: School Products Cashmere Merino Blend (Bulky)
Needles: US 10/6mm
Buttons: Faux leather from M&J Trimming

Scholar Collar

Thoughts: The project seems almost too simple to write about. A rectangle with two buttonholes thrown in and some cool buttons. Form and function are both about as straight-forward as possible. It's clear that the yarn choice is this one's claim to fame. The Cashmere Merino Blend (50/50) from School Products is, hands-down, an all-time favorite for me. Its also one of SP's most popular sellers. The price is borderline criminal (in a good way)(for a bulky cashmere blend) and the color options leave you inspired... rather than the more common "okay the yarn is cheap and nice... but the colors suck. What could I possibly get by making with one of these options that doesn't look absolutely ridiculous..."

It's also true that I love garter stitch. It hasn't always been this way, though, and I'm sure my Zimmermann obsession has heavily tempered this preference over the years.

Button Detail

Buttoning Action!
now with real buttoning action!

There should be more activity occurring around here, at least relatively. I'll tell you now, January will be a rough and busy month for me, but I'll do my best to keep up some fiber flow around here. Happy 2007.



you know, i'm not typically a garter stitch fan, but this looks fab!

Great great project. Simple but so fabulous. It's amazing what two little buttons can do. And he certainly knows how to wear it!

Love the action shot... hehe!

brilliant! sometimes simple is the best.

Simple, understated yet elegant!!

Perfect - simple, but fabulous. I may just be inspired to make one for Dr Moe, my own in-house scholar...

ps. I can't wait to see the red blob.

Very classy. Très chic. And it goes beautifully with the brown corduroy jacket.
I think Luigi is a keeper. ;)

Congrats on finishing the red blob! I'm sure it looks wonderful. Are you now dashing to meet the next deadline?
And what a lovely scarf! The blue and brown go great together. I love the mix of textures too!

Welcome back! Sometimes simple is best. You know, I received a copy of "without tears" for Christmas and have started on my first ever EZ sweater, largely inspired by my visits over here, so thanks! Can't wait to see big red... (Clifford, the big red blob???)

funny how you can make garter stitch & a rectangle amazing:)

that collar is wonderfully elegant and i love the blue offset by the buttons.

The Scholar Collar looks great (love the name too)! And I'm sure in the cashmere blend that it's luxuriously soft.

What a great idea to make a simple scarf interesting, looks like it will be really comfy and warm to wear.

I think garter stitch eventually grows on you after the initial learn-to-knit stage. I've really started to appreciate it's simplicity lately.

This is really elegant in its simplicity. The buttons are a great touch - if and when winter actually arrives, I hate it when my scarf slides around and my chets gets cold.


beautiful and i love how simple it was... yes life can be that good!

I'm glad you're alive and well, and it sounds like you've been busy. Happy 2007.

That is SUCH a clever idea! So simple to knit (yes, I share your appreciation of the humble garter stitch) and yet so elegant-looking when folded and buttoned.

Love the scholar collar -- so simple, yet so beautiful. EZ would be so proud!

Such a clever name. And the project is simple, but elegant.

Nice! I added a button to a scarf a while back in order to minimize yarn requirements and bulk (it's a cable and lace combo knit in chunky baby alpaca), and I STILL get a ton of a compliments on it! It's funny what a button (or two) can do.

I've been loving the light blue and brown combination, too. The pics look wonderful. Happy new year!

Ohhh what a brilliant idea!!!! Hmmm... I may have some yarn for something along those lines! Your knitting is always fantabulous!!

I'm thinking one of these in red would be a good contribution to the red scarf project! Not for me, of course. I'll choose something ridiculously complicated and kill myself getting it done. It isn't true giving if you don't suffer! :)

i love this... classic & modern at the same time. so good.
the zimmerman stuff is winning me over to garter stitch too. i was never a fan before seeing all the good projects at zimmermania... now i'm thinking twice.

Love it. Simple, elegant, and totally luscious. Well done!

(EZ has turned me into a garter stitch fan too!)

I accidentally happened to come to your blog and I have to say, I'm amazed! This will be one of my favourites since today! Thank you for professional photos and knits, and inspiration also!


I love it, simple yet quite smart looking.

i love garter stitch. the collar is gorgeous. mmm bulky cashmere!

Clever design! My husband sais : 'you can make one of THOSE to me! It can't be too difficult?' Ha, ha!

sigh... that's so beautiful. Looks perfect on him too! Great pattern from your amazing self!

Thank God, you're back. I love this blog as well as your "Scholar Collar". I think my anti-knitted-things husband would love to have one.

How simple and clever. Blue and brown is one of my favourite colour combo's too.

Whoa. That is very scholarly. Nice!!

Another great knit, I love the idea of the buttons on it. Great color too.

What an elegant design! I hope you don't mind if it's the inspiration for my next project? I've got some gorgeous Fiesta cashmere just perfect for this... thank you!

That's a brilliant idea. :) Great pics, too.

Simple, yet beautiful. Love that shade of blue!

What I like about this is that it's knit short, saving time from knitting a longer scarf but still quite effective. Also saves yarn for the spreading of more fiber love.

Mind sharing which color you used?

The Scholar Collar is fabulous. I love the color.
I agree with you on the School Products Merino Cashmere. Wonderful Stuff.

The Scholar Collar is great.
Also, any details on the corduroy sportscoat? (Mainly because I've been looking for one for almost two months now...)

Hi everybody! I'm the Luigi that Jared defined as the creative designer above, etc. Now the truth is that I just told him, the king of the knitters (to me), that I would like a very subtle and elegant scarf (I'm Italian!!!), in a delicate blue with two buttons somewhere. That's it. And guess what? Upon opening my Christmas present, my eyes saw fully realized what my immagination could never predict. You guys know what amazing ideas Jared always has, but also what a huge humility... (beside the scarf, he gave me 10 bucks to write this!).

The Scholar Collar.

A few adjectives:


Simply luscious. That robin's egg blue with the chestnut brown -- just so perfect I can hardly stand it. And I am a huge fan of garter stitch, too.

Once again...awesome....I love having guy stuff to inspire me! You were missed...glad your holiday was peaceful!

Later, Gabriel

Lovely Scarf... happy New Year! Can't wait to see what you've been working on. And I'd love to know how many stitches you modified Kathy's shifting sands to use the worsted weight.

Welcome back and happy new year to you! Love the pics and can't wait to see the red surprises AND the shifting sands suspenses!
Glad you had a good holiday too.
Take care.

Wow, so simple and chic, love it. Sometimes you have to give the garter stitch some love...

I was wondering where you went!

Great collar.

Oh that's really cool!

what a great, simple pattern! But, so useful! less bulky than a scarf...love the color (one of my all time faves) and the buttons - oh those buttons!

You never cease to amaze me. Your items are always so well crafted and designed, and your photography is drool-inducing. Now I know what to try and make with those small balls of luxury yarns.

Excellent work in simplicity. My favorite.

Can't wait to see all the pictures of your projects!

Wow, you've been very productive - looking forward to seeing all the pics of these projects! The collar is absolutely amazing - what a simple but yet so unique and beautiful design!


Is this you modeling the scholar collar? If so, why oh why did you cut your hair? If I can't see your whole face, I needed the hair. It made every project look better. PS, the collar is cool too.

It's something really special out of just garter and buttons. Really awesome. If I wasn't trying desperately to finish some other knitted whatnot, I'd cast on a copycat immediately.

What a great idea to put buttons on it! I love it.

Any chance of you posting the pattern for Scholar Collar. It is so classic, he has to have one..

Ditto to all of the above.

Please a pattern would be perfect.

I have the idea but I would like to know where you placed the buttons and what is the width and length please?


I was going to totally agree with Brenda's comment because as a knitting newbie, the garter stitch can just look so...basic. But adding that subtle touch with the button really made a difference. Plus taking an amazing photo of it doesn't hurt either!

Beautful, warm and masculin!

I absolutely love your Scholar Collar. A great yarn and some smart buttons really make your scarf distinctive. I need to remember that for next year's holiday knitting.

I confess that I'm loving garter stitch more and more. This is such a lovely texture and shade combination. It's gorgeous! I see a Scholar Collar in my future OTN.

I just knit up the love child of your scholar collar and Cheryl Niamanth's Wisp. Thank you for reviving my interest in garter stitch!

I just finished an interpretation in a mercerized cotton (red). . . . which you can see (along with the measurements I used) at:


What a splendid idea; and how cool to see so many different versions of it. Thanks Jared!

I would never have considered anything knitted from garter stitch sophisticated!

But I am impressed with this. The faux lether buttons are a nice touch. I'd love to give that collar a go, may I asked how you placed your button holes. I have trouble visulizing a way to place them.... well maybe I'm a wee bit slow ;-)

情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,美國aneros,rudeboy,英國rudeboy,英國Rocksoff,德國Fun Factory,Fun Factory,英國甜筒造型按摩座,甜筒造型按摩座,英國Rock Chic ,瑞典 Lelo ,英國Emotional Bliss,英國 E.B,荷蘭 Natural Contours,荷蘭 N C,美國 OhMiBod,美國 OMB,Naughti Nano ,音樂按摩棒,ipod按摩棒,美國 The Screaming O,美國TSO,美國TOPCO,美國Doc Johnson,美國CA Exotic,美國CEN,美國Nasstoy,美國Tonguejoy,英國Je Joue,美國Pipe Dream,美國California Exotic,美國NassToys,美國Vibropod,美國Penthouse,仿真按摩棒,矽膠按摩棒,猛男倒模,真人倒模,仿真倒模,PJUR,Zestra,適趣液,穿戴套具,日本NPG,雙頭龍,FANCARNAL,日本NIPPORI,日本GEL,日本Aqua Style,美國WET,費洛蒙,費洛蒙香水,仿真名器,av女優,打炮,做愛,性愛,口交,吹喇叭,肛交,魔女訓練大師,無線跳蛋,有線跳蛋,震動棒,震動保險套,震動套,TOY-情趣用品,情趣用品網,情趣購物網,成人用品網,情趣用品討論,成人購物網,鎖精套,鎖精環,持久環,持久套,拉珠,逼真按摩棒,名器,超名器,逼真老二,電動自慰,自慰,打手槍,仿真女郎,SM道具,SM,性感內褲,仿真按摩棒,pornograph,hunter系列,h動畫,成人動畫,成人卡通,情色動畫,情色卡通,色情動畫,色情卡通,無修正,禁斷,人妻,極悪調教,姦淫,近親相姦,顏射,盜攝,偷拍,本土自拍,素人自拍,公園露出,街道露出,野外露出,誘姦,迷姦,輪姦,凌辱,痴漢,痴女,素人娘,中出,巨乳,調教,潮吹,av,a片,成人影片,成人影音,線上影片,成人光碟,成人無碼,成人dvd,情色影音,情色影片,情色dvd,情色光碟,航空版,薄碼,色情dvd,色情影音,色情光碟,線上A片,免費A片,A片下載,成人電影,色情電影,TOKYO HOT,SKY ANGEL,一本道,SOD,S1,ALICE JAPAN,皇冠系列,老虎系列,東京熱,亞熱,武士系列,新潮館,情趣用品,約定金生,約定金生,情趣,情趣商品,約定金生,情趣網站,跳蛋, 約定金生,按摩棒,充氣娃娃,約定金生,自慰套,G點,性感內衣,約定金生,情趣內衣,約定金生,角色扮演,生日禮物,生日精品,約定金生,自慰,打手槍,約定金生,潮吹,高潮,後庭,約定金生,情色論譠,影片下載,約定金生,遊戲下載,手機鈴聲,約定金生,音樂下載, 約定金生,約定金生,開獎號碼,統一發票號碼,夜市,統一發票對獎,保險套, 約定金生,約定金生,做愛,約定金生,減肥,美容,瘦身,約定金生,當舖,軟體下載,汽車,機車, 約定金生,手機,來電答鈴, 約定金生,週年慶,美食,約定金生,徵信社,網頁設計,網站設計, 約定金生,室內設計, 約定金生,靈異照片,約定金生,同志,約定金生,聊天室,運動彩券,大樂透,約定金生,威力彩,搬家公司,除蟲,偷拍,自拍, 約定金生,無名破解,av女優, 約定金生,小說,約定金生,民宿,大樂透開獎號碼,大樂透中獎號碼,威力彩開獎號碼,約定金生,討論區,痴漢,懷孕, 約定金生,約定金生,美女交友,約定金生,交友,日本av,日本,機票, 約定金生,香水,股市, 約定金生,股市行情, 股市分析,租房子,成人影片,約定金生,免費影片,醫學美容, 約定金生,免費算命,算命,約定金生,姓名配對,姓名學,約定金生,姓名學免費,遊戲, 約定金生,好玩遊戲,好玩遊戲區,約定金生,線上遊戲,新遊戲,漫畫,約定金生,線上漫畫,動畫,成人圖片, 約定金生,桌布,桌布下載,電視節目表, 約定金生,線上電視,約定金生,線上a片,約定金生,線上掃毒,線上翻譯,購物車,約定金生,身分證製造機,身分證產生器,手機,二手車,中古車, 約定金生,約定金生,法拍屋,約定金生,歌詞,音樂,音樂網,火車,房屋,情趣用品,約定金生,情趣,情趣商品,情趣網站,跳蛋,約定金生,按摩棒,充氣娃娃,自慰套, 約定金生, G點,性感內衣,約定金生,情趣內衣,約定金生,角色扮演,生日禮物,精品,禮品,約定金生,自慰,打手槍,潮吹,高潮,約定金生,後庭,情色論譠,約定金生,影片下載,約定金生,遊戲下載,手機鈴聲,音樂下載,開獎號碼,統一發票,夜市,保險套,做愛,約定金生,減肥,美容,瘦身,當舖,約定金生,軟體下載,約定金生,汽車,機車,手機,來電答鈴,約定金生,週年慶,美食,徵信社,網頁設計,網站設計,室內設計,靈異照片, 約定金生,同志,聊天室,約定金生,運動彩券,,大樂透,約定金生,威力彩,搬家公司,除蟲,偷拍,自拍, 約定金生,無名破解, av女優,小說,民宿,約定金生,大樂透開獎號碼,大樂透中獎號碼,威力彩開獎號碼,討論區,痴漢, 約定金生,懷孕,約定金生,美女交友,約定金生,交友,日本av ,日本,機票, 約定金生,香水,股市, 約定金生,股市行情,股市分析,租房子,約定金生,成人影片,免費影片,醫學美容,免費算命,算命, 約定金生,姓名配對,姓名學, 約定金生,姓名學免費,遊戲,約定金生,好玩遊戲,約定金生,好玩遊戲區,線上遊戲,新遊戲,漫畫,線上漫畫,動畫,成人圖片,桌布,約定金生,桌布下載,電視節目表,線上電視, 約定金生,線上a片,線上a片,線上翻譯, 約定金生,購物車,身分證製造機,約定金生,身分證產生器,手機,二手車,中古車,法拍屋,歌詞,音樂,音樂網, 約定金生,借錢,房屋,街頭籃球,找工作,旅行社,約定金生,六合彩,整型,水噹噹,貸款,貸款,信用貸款,宜蘭民宿,花蓮民宿,未婚聯誼,網路購物,珠海,下川島,常平,珠海,澳門機票,香港機票,婚友,婚友社,未婚聯誼,交友,婚友,婚友社,單身聯誼,未婚聯誼,未婚聯誼,婚友社,婚友,婚友社,單身聯誼,婚友,未婚聯誼,婚友社,未婚聯誼,單身聯誼,單身聯誼,婚友,單身聯誼,未婚聯誼,婚友,交友,交友,婚友社,婚友社,婚友社,大陸新娘,大陸新娘,大陸新娘,越南新娘,越南新娘,外籍新娘,外籍新娘,台中坐月子中心,搬家公司,搬家,搬家,搬家公司,線上客服,網頁設計,線上客服,網頁設計,網頁設計,土地貸款,免費資源,電腦教學,wordpress,人工植牙,關鍵字,關鍵字,seo,seo,網路排名,自然排序,網路排名軟體,

This comment has been removed by the author.

I love your design! It's gorgeous in it's simplicity. I've seen a lot of look-a-likes on Ravelry, but they don't seem to get the button placement right. Did you ever make this into a pattern? I'd love to see exactly where you placed your buttonholes and buttons.

Thanks! And keep up the great knitting,
Post a Comment

<< Home

Back to BT Headquarters
My Book.
Original Designs.
Completed Woolies.
Fresh Thoughts.
10.2005 / 11.2005 / 12.2005 / 01.2006 / 02.2006 / 03.2006 / 04.2006 / 05.2006 / 06.2006 / 07.2006 / 08.2006 / 09.2006 / 10.2006 / 11.2006 / 12.2006 / 01.2007 / 02.2007 / 03.2007 / 04.2007 / 05.2007 / 06.2007 / 07.2007 / 08.2007 / 09.2007 / 10.2007 / 11.2007 / 12.2007 / 01.2008 / 02.2008 / 03.2008 / 04.2008 / 05.2008 / 06.2008 / 07.2008 / 08.2008 / 09.2008 / 10.2008 / 11.2008 / 12.2008 / 01.2009 / 02.2009 / 03.2009 / 04.2009 / 05.2009 / 06.2009 / 07.2009 / 08.2009 / 09.2009 / 10.2009 / 11.2009 / 12.2009 / 01.2010 / 02.2010 / 03.2010 / 04.2010 / 05.2010 /

Search The Tweed.
text and photography copyright © 2005-2009 brooklyntweed
all rights reserved