So after a slew of small projects, including some socks on the needles now, I decided I’m ready for another garment. And I took a long and winding road to get to what I finally picked. As I mentioned, I love, love, love Collins:
But for some reason, I’m just not in the MOOD right now to knit something like that on worsted weight yarn. (I am a loose knitter so I knit worsted weight on needles as small as 4’s or 5’s.) So I started to think about some bulky weight patterns. I was attracted to Astor and there are some cute versions on Ravelry:
And the yarn for Astor was even going on sale during Webs’s anniversary sale. But then I started to have second thoughts about a cardigan that doesn’t close fully in the front, exposing my post-2-kids/peanut-butter-filled belly. That was a big problem with my wretched Empire Waist Cardigan (no link provided because it’s so unflattering). So I wondered what else I could make with that bulky yarn that was going on sale. I did a refined search on Ravelry and came across this:
Yup, that’s it. It was her repositioning of the belt that made all the difference. It reminded me of this ready-to-wear sweater, which I blogged about last year:
So…yarn on sale at Webs, pattern book purchased for less than half price on eBay and…badda bing, badda boom…there you have it, my next garment project!