Sunday, December 30, 2007

New knits

I'm so close to finished with Demi--only one sleeve and a bit to go. I ran out of yarn, but I don't think color matching the creme-colored yarn should be too much of a challenge (I'm already mixing two dye lots with no problem). So it's time to start seriously thinking about my next project. I'm fairly set on the Minimalist Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2007:

It should be relatively quick. I think I'll make it in black wool so I can wear it with everything. I'm also keeping an eye on new fashion for inspiration. I love this Esme sweater by Ulla Johnson, seen at Basic Boutique:

I think this could be a fun one to try to recreate. I love that sideways knit yoke! I wonder what they have around the collar that makes it look so polished--maybe a crocheted edge or i-cord would have a similar effect? It also looks like you'd have to double or triple up on the yarn for the yoke--it looks so much more bulky than the drapey body. In any case, I'd love to see someone tackle this type of sweater.


Anonymous said...

I saw your post and thought you might want to know that there is a really similar sweater pattern on the lion brand yarn website. Just search knit patterns "cable luxe tunic." Happy knitting!

Meghan said...

Hi- thanks for your comment. I saw that one and a few others on ravelry, and was planning on using them for inspiration! Having the bones of another pattern will certainly help things along.