Tuesday, January 26, 2010


The Ravelympics are coming up fast, and I'm still trying to decide on the perfect project. I knew instantly I wanted to knit a sweater, but I just haven't been able to decide on the perfect pattern.

I've included Rav link to each of the six patterns I'm considering (as well as any particular projects I like).

I'd love some feedback on these! I need serious help choosing! ;)

Photo from KnitScene: http://www.knitscene.com/issue/spring-2010/geodesic-cardigan.asp

This came up on my Rav friend activity a while back, and I knew instantly that this would be one issue of KnitScene I had to purchase.

Gauge is about sportweight and the sweater is knit with laceweight. I have a LOT of laceweight in my stash right now, so to de-stash a bit would be fantastic. (this super yummy alpaca/silk blend is just one possibility for this knit)

Downside to the sweater? I'm currently knitting my 2nd Audrey sweater at this same yarn/gauge combo and part of me is getting a bit restless for a larger gauge. Also...according to the pattern, this has seaming. Eek.

I saw this a long while back, and thought it would be cute and cozy (maybe with a bit of modification to slim it up a bit). It's a lot of garter rib, but I do enjoy knitting that! Also, it has a very interesting construction. I probably wouldn't consider this sweater based on the pattern photo, but this project by Moonstitches is very cute.

Photo from Knitty: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTarisaig.html

I've had the yarn for this ever since the beginning of summer last year. I'd love to get this knit up, but it's a lot of knitting! Fingering weight gauge and all. Plus, I'd be adding several inches of length (though I'd be shortening up the sleeves too). canarysanctuary's project is worth taking a look at, such a beautiful knit (in fact, it's the reason why this pattern is so high in my queue).

4. Four used to be the Alpaka Tunic from Interweave, but last night I swatched and my yarn isn't going to work out. Sigh...someday.

This is another great sweater from the new KnitScene. I don't know that it's something that would usually be my style, but it is very cute! Worsted weight too...

Another worsted weight knit. If I knit this, I'll probably be eliminating the pockets and carrying the cables down the side.
So, that's it! Any thoughts? :)


CanarySanctuary said...

I blush!!
I think you have a great list there, I really love the geodesic cardi (very interesting design) and that particular dress on the end of your list there has been sitting around in my head for a while now.
Can't wait to see what you choose :)

Celestial said...

I'm voting for Farmer's Market sans pockets. I had never thought of that before and think I much prefer it that way.

While seaming is annoying at times - it does add a good deal of strength to the piece (just something to remember)