I am still finishing up my Boardwalk and Naloa, but can’t help but look to the next project as autumn knitting is in full swing. It is just that time of year!
I think I must be suffering a bit of decision fatigue as am having to make a lot of choices for the new house and just can’t decide which project should come next. A little help anyone?
Here are my choices:
The crew neck striped Japan Sleeves or the cardigan Old Romance by Joji Locatelli. I love both of these patterns and think my perfect garment might be a blend of the two – a crew neck cardigan with the lace sleeves in BEYUL. Possibly striped with yurt and a dark charcoal or navy.
Linnae Pullover in some bouncy WIMBLEDON or the joyously cabled Oranmore by Bristol Ivy in WALTHAM Aran. Both are a draw for different reasons. I have been wanting to do another colourwork jumper for autumn, but am also wanting a thickly cabled something to block out the sharp sea wind now that I am by the seaside.
Think this would be perfect in WALTHAM DK, though, and go really well with the amazing Japanese fabric I picked up at The Village Haberdashery with this Colette pattern on the yarn crawl Saturday (more on that later).
But I still can’t quite decide.
What do you think, and what are you casting on for autumn?
The cabled pullover! I can’t resist cables in the fall 🙂
I am totally there with you on cable/fall! And just look at the jumper, Gail. Isn’t it a beauty? The detailing is so perfect!!
Oh my goodness. The Japan Sleeves pattern has just gone to the top off my next on my needles list. That is so beautiful.
I know! I saw Joji knitting it at Unwind and it is just perfect.
Though I also tried Cathrine at WalkCollection’s version of Old Romance on at the same time and it was so stunning I couldn’t take it off. It almost had to be pried off my dead body… ;-D
So hard to decide.
I would knit Old Romance because Joji’s patterns are so well written, cardigans are very versatile and the lace just finishes it off! After that I’d knit something cabley for winter warmth 😃
That is very practical, isn’t it, Sally! 😉
Oh gosh that make it sound a tad boring! I also love the colour work jumper but it looks too hot for me (I think I’m already in I’m-moving-to-Sydney mode) so didn’t suggest it. Your selection, as always is impeccable. Making us choose is tricky!
He he he…I meant that in a positive way and was very swayed by your impeccable logic. No sarcasm intended AT ALL.
Practicality rates pretty high in my book. ;-D
You can justify spending lots of money on knitting because it is so useful since you make items to wear = practical 😉.
ps. and I appreciate your help, as always.
😀 I enjoy seeing your lovely yarns with pattern suggestions.
I tell myself this as well, and am also trying to feel the same about the sewing gear I just bought yesterday and today…but that still makes me a bit nervous as have had many failed projects in sewing that it feels more frivolous and not as practical! ;-D
Glad you like the suggestions. Must get back on doing that now that I will have a bit more time to plan.
Had to pop in here too just to say I love your suggestions. They really got me thinking. Personally I feel most tempted by Bristol’s work – have been returning regularly to both of these two beauties for some time. I’m considering giving mittens a chance first though, as soon as I have finished my current project (which involves your Beyul…) 😉 Never tried knitting neither mittens nor socks yet. So much I want to do!!
OOOOH. Mittens. I need some colourwork mittens for fall! Cissi, you are a temptress. ;-D