A(nother) Sweater

Apparently I’m on a sweater kick.  I mean, I always appreciate a good sweater.  But, I feel like I’ve got a bit of a bug under my skin lately about knitting sweaters.  (Or maybe it’s just that I’ve started looking at Pinterest more- so many pretty projects, so little time.)

I’m thinking that my next sweater should be for me.  And I think it should be more modern and girlier than my usual fare of plain-ol, top down pullovers.

And I think it should use this lovely lilac yarn I’ve had stashed away for almost a year.  (KnitPicks’ Wool of the Andes Superwash in Haze Heather)26320My first instinct is to go simple and easy to really show off the color.  Add in an interesting, modern silhouette, and I’m in love!

Worsted Boxy by Joji LocatelliResize_of_a04_medium2[1]But, oof, that’s a lot of stockinette… like, a lot…

Maybe I want to keep it simple, but do a more classic, relaxed silhouette.  And maybe add a little textural interest, just enough to make it fun.

Mailin by Isabell KraemerIMG_6038_medium2[1]But, then we’re back in kind-of-old-fashioned-and-not-terribly-flattering country.  (Although I do really like this pattern.  I’ll have to keep it in mind for a later date.)

Maybe I need something a little fiddlier- something with a ton of teeny tiny cables?

Little Wave by Gudrun JohnstonLittle_Wave_1_medium2[1]Maybe… but it’s not as much of a “wow” project as I was looking for…

Oooh, look at this one!  An interesting, modern shape, a perfect canvas for super-cool cables, and I think it would look pretty killer in purple!

Stranger Cardigan by michiyoStranger1_medium2[1]I think we might have a winner!

What do you think?  Which would you pick?

7 thoughts on “A(nother) Sweater

  1. lindzabeth

    I think I would add cables to the first pattern, but that’s just me! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of those patterns, and that yarn is amazing!

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  2. Kris Griffith

    If you need another sweater to work on, your Father-in-law wants to talk to you about doing a sweater for him.

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  3. chrisknits

    Little Wave is on my radar. The problem I have with Stranger is the lack of shoulder shaping. I would worry the thing would never stay where I want it. Best to look at the Rav project pages to see how it wears. LW is obviously a good shape because the model is in a very natural pose. Anymore I look at the way it’s being worn and photographed. If the model is holding on to it, I wonder what the fit issue really is.

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