A high-school friend of mine emailed me to tell me, among other things, that she'd started a Rick Nielsen tribute sweater. I had to Google Rick Nielsen because I was listening to Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Dylan in the Eighties. Anyway, she's been working on it a week and is already up to the first record.
I'm a lazy, dawdly, unmotivated, knitter and the part of my brain that handles patterned knitting is missing, so I won't be doing any Rick Nielsen sweaters, but seeing her progress put a bug in my ear to knit. I spent last night casting on a gauge swatch for a plain sleeveless pullover. (The Beatnik Sweater is dead in the water. The pattern and I had a falling out. It will be revisited later.)
The pattern I'm using is Bernat 5330 from 1945 and calls for US 4 needles and sport-weight yarn. My plan was to use Paton's Classic Wool, which is worsted weight, so I will have some math to do.
I'll be using the ladies' version, though, not the little boys'. I'll probably make the ribbing along the bottom a little wider but, otherwise, leave it as-is. The color is Patons 0231 "Chestnut", which is pretty much chocolate brown.