My latest knitting project.It’s a selfish project–another sweater for me. It’s the cardigan in the picture. I like the cut of the sweater and the zipper. The way the shoulder is constructed is intriguing. I can’t wait to sew it up and see how the shoulder works out. I did change the stitch pattern cause I didn’t like knitting it. It was too fiddley and I wanted something mindless to knit.
This broken rib stitch is much better for mindless knitting and I even like the wrong side of of the patter.
While I knit I have been browsing through other leaflets and I like this red mohair set too. while I don’t think I would like it in mohair I could see myself wearing this set. Maybe I will knit the hooded dickie in mohair and then decide if I want the sweater too or maybe I will want the set in a different yarn.
Somehow I can’t imagine wearing this sailor outfit in red and blue – – I guess I just am not Fashion forward enough ; ) I am not fond of the late 60’s and 70’s styles – maybe because that is when I grew up and I don’t want to wear the fashions from my teenage years. I guess I would rather leave all that behind. The 80’s also don’t do much for me with the boxy sweaters and the football shoulder pads. But I still get a kick looking at them.
The man in the leaflet underneath wearing a turtleneck is a very young Jackie Cooper. The leaflet is from the 40’s and has a lot of classic men’s styles on different movie stars I don’t even recognize. They seem to be styles that don’t age and could still be knit and worn today.