Pattern Suggestions?

Given these (or most of these) qualities, what would you suggest:


  • 12 balls of Rowan All Seasons Cotton in Dusky (a dark denim blue shade)
  • 1 ball of Rowan All Seasons Cotton in Blackcurrant (a purpley-pink shade)
  • worsted to aran gauge … (I haven’t swatched yet, but I should fall in here)
  • 34″ chest
  • an inch or two of ease
  • textured (cabled or a good texture) pattern, but not ostentatious
  • cardigan
  • waist shaping
  • no hood
  • not casual looking (ie: business casual dress friendly)

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What would you make as a gift for someone? I was going to make Scoop du Jour, but now I think I need something with a little more interest … and so I am in the “design it myself” phase.

I’d love any suggestions for sweaters you know of that meet most of these constraints. Even if I don’t use a pattern, I might use a design feature of it! Plus, who doesn’t like to look at patterns?

2 Comments so far

  1. laura on August 18th, 2006

    http://www.ysolda.me.uk/wordpress/index.php/archives/2006/04/26/come-and-get-her-matilda-jane-is-yours/

    the matilda jane pattern might fit the bill, and it would look great in the colors you have.

  2. Stacey on August 21st, 2006

    I made “Hope” from rowan out of ASC and LOVE it!