Sunday, August 13, 2006

Green Cardigan

Long ago this season, the search to find the right pattern for a green cardigan started like this.

I came across this military styled green cardigan in this blurry picture in KNIT 1. I had completed the Golden cardi recently and felt the ribbing would be much too repetitive for both my wardrobe and my interest, but I do like the touch on the horizontal button facing especially the opening at the bottom.

Next I saw this hoodie with oodles of cables in Knit Scene. Now, everyone needs a hoodie!

Then I received my new IK and I spotted this, another cable oodling hoodie - my gaud its an epidemic! Green sweaters everywhere!

But when Strikker posted her progress on Forecast, it was that style that stayed with me. Just enough cable, interesting top down cardigan, and fun clusters of bobbles. Not soon before or after that Glampyre posted this an entry about another Laura who knitted a bubblegum pink Forecast, see the original post here. This sweater slew me! And that was that. Here is my progress.

When I was in Toronto a few weeks ago and found this Cotton Fleece (80% Cotton, 20% Merino - and very soft) by The Brown Sheep Company, Inc. in the just right green. By the way, it is more Kelly green than emerald.

You might notice, you might not, but I've modified the bobble cluster cable bit, just like Glampyre's Laura did. I'm going to knit the ribbing high too, it looks flattering.


Charity said...

You've made great progress! I love the Forecast - such a nice pattern :0)

Gina said...

I love that pattern. I can't wait to see the finished piece. I did love that Knit1 cardi as well.

Alice said...

Oh my god! That pink sweater is a must-have. It will be breath-taking in the green. Wowie.

Robin said...

I'd say the forcast for your new green sweater is all good!

Peggy said...

I can't wait to see forecast finished. I luv the pattern too.