Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sweater Help.

I'm contemplating knitting myself a sweater. Mulling it over.

A year or so ago, I purchased a large lot of Classic Elite Skye Tweed in a natural/ oatmeal color. The original intent was to knit a sweater for Rykert - specifically, Cobblestone. (I still love that sweater). But honestly, I'm not sure Rykert would wear a wool sweater. Particularly not one of the crunchy, tweedy wool variety. Growing up southern and all, he's just not accustomed to wool. Though, it should be noted that he wears a wool hat (usually Cascade) all winter long. But this would also require special washing, which would probably make him reluctant to wear it. All of this is to say, I've talked myself into using the yarn for myself. There.
Skye Tweed

So now, I must figure out what to knit. Some options.

A Cobblestone for me. A bit oversized, warm, and comfy for laying around the house. I'm good at that. (Ravelry Link)

Garter Yoke Cardigan (2nd row from the bottom, third from the left) from Knit1. This is so similar to the Cobblestone in my opinion except in construction. But I like it. I would knit it with quite a bit of ease. (Ravelry Link)

Francis Revisited. Ever since seeing Lolly's version, I've really loved this pattern. (Ravelry Link)

A basic, Seamless Hybrid a la Elizabeth Zimmermann
from the Knitter's Almanac and Knitting Without Tears. I've been wanting to knit this pattern to understand the construction. (Ravelry Link)

All opinions and further suggestions are appreciated and encouraged!!

So, it's not without irony that I am contemplating a large, wool project just as it appears we have turned the corner on winter. The weather was downright spring-like today with temperatures pushing 60 degrees, sunny skies, and muddy grass where piles of snow once were. Based on my knitting speed, I should probably be considering some more spring or summer-like knits.

And also, someday Rykert will still get a sweater, but I'll have to be really careful with my yarn choice.

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Debbie said...

It's a tough choice, those are all great sweaters. I think you'd look fabulous in the Garter Yoke Cardigan, and also the Francis Revisited. The other two are fairly masculine -- or at least not feminine, which I think really suits you better. So my vote is the Garter Yoke Cardigan for you and the Seamless Hybrid for Rykert later, done in a washable wool -- or maybe a washable wool cotton blend if you can find a tweedy one.

But anyone of them would be fabulous for you, too.

Theresa said...

I vote for the garter yoke cardigan - the appeal of cobblestone, but the comfort and versatility of a cardigan. The tweed will look great in garter st, and everyone needs a cardigan.

Knittripps said...

Are we voting? I cast my vote for Francis.

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