Sunday, April 11, 2010
Res Originalis: Lilas Cardigan
My usual photographer was held up by homework at the time of this shoot, so please forgive the hand holding the remote sticking out of the bottom of all of these photos...
I got some of Knit Picks' new Simply Cotton Heathers a few weeks ago and immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. Last spring and summer, I absolutely lived in this little cropped cardigan thing -- it's made out of beige sweatshirt material and looks like a tiny cropped military jacket. Sounds odd, but I swear, wearing it relaxed and hanging open was both comfy and went with everything. So when I got this cotton yarn, I wanted to create something similar but different. I ended up with the Lilas Cardigan, which has the same comfy fit, neutral-ish color, and good layering ability, but a completely different style altogether.
I actually like it closed, too.
One thing I love about this yarn is its color options. I was drawn immediately to this lilac color and am still completely enamored of it. I couldn't get it out of my head when I was trying to name the sweater, so what I ended up with is French for lilac. Not too clever, I admit.
Lilas is knit from the top down with some ease, raglan sleeves, and a big, floppy collar. A pattern is forthcoming!
scriptum est ab Hilary die 4/11/2010