My love of pullovers is well documented, even if I haven’t said it in so many words. I’ve written a dozen sweater patterns. Only two of them are cardigans.
I don’t really have anything against cardigans, but there’s something just so wonderful about throwing on a pullover and being totally enveloped in lovely, warm wool. It’s the closest I will ever come to my dream of it becoming socially acceptable to wear a blanket out and about. Especially since the weather has started turning distinctly fall-ish around here, there’s nothing I want more than to snuggle up with a big, soft pullover, a book and a mug of steaming tea.
But, since I have a little baby now, (ahem) access is the major concern with all my outfits . So, it’s cardigans for me for the foreseeable future. (And cardigans worked exclusively in superwash wool, because… well… baby.)
But, I can still dream, can’t I? I can comb through Ravelry and pick out all the pullovers I would totally be wearing if only I had the time to knit them up.
I love a simple, classic silhouette on patterns like this. There’s nothing more versatile than a perfect, plain sweater. As long as we’re daydreaming, I’d make seven of these in seven different colors/yarns so that I could wear a different one every day for a week. Heaven.
No Frills Sweater by PetiteKnitBut, I might get bored making seven of the same plain sweater. I could throw a few of these into the mix. I love the twisted stitch details at the raglan seams and the cool, understated cable/twisted stitch pattern at the bottom. It’s just enough to make the sweater a little fancy without being fussy.
Opteka by Isabell KraemerBut, really, I want to make this sweater. I’ve had my eye on it for years. I think I even picked out yarn for it a few years ago (but then used that yarn for something else). I don’t know why it’s so appealing to me- it’s just a basic, boxy raglan sweater with nice wide stripes. (It has pockets too, which I like in theory, but I’d probably omit.) Maybe it’s the 90’s kid in me; I do appreciate a good striped sweater.
Tea with Jam and Bread by Heidi KirrmaierIf you could magically have a new knitted wardrobe, what would you include? Lots of pullovers? Cardigans? Ponchos?