Tuesday, May 16, 2006

leafy asymmetrical cardigan

here's a swatch (okay, well, an almost complete left front) of the asymmetrical cardigan in norah gaughan's knitting nature.

the pattern calls for a bulky cashmere (how i wish!) yarn, 13sts = 4", and my swatch is in knitpicks sierra in leaf i think the yarn is quite suitable for the project, and i will need to use needles 9 / 10 (instead of 9 / 10.5 as shown here), but the colour is just not doing it for me. i think this sweater would look dowdy (horrors) in anything other than a lightcoloured or neutral shade. the icy blue in the book looks amazing because of the model's eyes and the beach situation. oh, how i wish for a beach situation.

i'm debating colour because i have some leaf-coloured sierra already in my stash, but somehow this dark green all-over texture just screams oldskool christmas. (and am i the only one who sees hundreds of stars of david in this stitch pattern?) or perhaps can i spin it as vintage or add nice big tortoiseshell buttons? what do you think?

Tags: Aysmmetrical Cardigan_


At 8:12 AM, Blogger sherry said...

LOL. only when you pointed it out, did I see the star of david..
I like the color..

At 7:00 AM, Blogger Monika said...

Yeah, point something out and you can't stop seeing it. My daughter choose this cardigan and we ordered yarn in sage color for it. Hope you are making progress fast and let us know of mistakes in the pattern and so on. ;o)


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