It was one of the first gifts that Hubba ever gave to me... back before he was Hubba or even Fiance.
This sweater has been well loved for more than 15 years... and it shows. As such, Hubba and I have been looking for an appropriate replacement. But no luck thus far.
So I have been thinking a lot about making it into a new sweater.
It's always been too big. So I think that if I take it apart I could knit it into a sweater that fits better. Then it could live on, which would make both of us happy. :-)
The challenge then is to find a pattern that I want to make.
I like my clothes to be basically simple with an occasional pop or splash of fun. So I've been thinking about a couple of ideas:
- A basic crew or v-neck, slim sweater with the colors on the sleeves and maroon as the body
- Something still simple but with a little fair isle or lopi going on around the neck and/or wrist
The yarn is pretty light weight so it would most likely be knit on a US2 (2.75mm) or US3 (3.25mm) needle.
I have been trying to eek one last winter out of it and figured I would start to disassemble the sweater in the spring... of course with the recent weather, now may count as spring. ;-)
So I wonder, do you have any suggestions? Do you have a perfect, simple sweater pattern that you love?
Of course since it's Fiber Arts Friday, be certain to visit everyone linked in over at Wisdom Begins in Wonder. :-)