Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Decisions, Decisions.....

Mike says we must choose something grand to make out of his fine fleece.

Mike is correct...and in any case, with those horns, who wants to cross him?

So here are some of my ideas with a few notes.  
Please feel free to weigh in or vote in the comments!
(Pictures snagged from Ravelry)

1.  The best part of this is that the cables rather marvelously change direction, and go in a flattering angle over the chest.  The big problem is that the pattern is apparently a wreck, and it would almost be more of a hassle than it's worth. (I totally buy it...I did sample pieces for both of this designer's books...she's an artist who couldn't care less about accuracy in the patterns.)

 2.  I hadn't intended lace for this...but I keep coming back to this design. 

3. This one is a party in the back, boring on the front sort of sweater.

 4,  It's a very traditional type of jacket, and it's been in my favorites for years.  

5.I adore everything but the neckline, which would need to be altered to be more flattering.

6.  I'm not sure about the hood...but I adore these cables.

Here are a few other ideas....these actually call for a heavier yarn, but I could make it work with some extra work.  (or I could just save them for later, and make it easier on myself by getting the right weight of yarn!)






Carrie said...


rachael said...

I think it depends on what looks best on you! Personally I would go with 2. Hands down. The runners up are.... 5, 6, and 4. In that order. Have fun creating!!!

rachael said...

My favorite is 2. Hands down. Runners up are 5,6, and 4 in that order. Have fun creating!!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Ooooh, man, don't make me lust for a long sweater! I LOVE them. Mostly all of them. These would be beautiful though...I loved #2, too.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Oh, oh, oh! #9!!! I've always adored that assymetrical closure.

Of course a hood is nice, too...

Pam Piepergerdes said...

Mom says from what you are showing numbers 2 and 10. But I think since you are showing so many options you need to keep looking and check out the books on my shelf.