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)


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

    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!