Fashionknitsta Thursday: 3/25/10

Hello and happy Thursday, everyone! If you’re in the Portland area, I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather over the last couple of days.  I know I’m re-inspired to consider spring knitting options.

So, jumping right in, the first pattern I have to share today is Petrie – a free pattern by Beautia Dew that I found on Knitty.

This is perfect for a spring/summer tank option, and I’m a big fan of the boatneck. It reminds me of a bit more structured version of Coco Knits’ Gretel, and Thursday by Assemblage. Can’t you just see this with a full, high waisted skirt?  Done originally in a DK weight cotton, I’d really like to see it in Rowan’s Lenpur Linen (color 566 especially).

Now that the giant shipment of Poetry in Stitches is behind me, I’ve had a bit more time to roam Ravelry this week in the hope of finding pattern alternatives for some of my favorite Fashion Week looks. I haven’t stopped thinking about this look from the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010 show since my last post and it’s been driving me crazy.


The closest thing I found was this free pattern from Drops Design:


Pretty similar to the one I found last week, this pattern would achieve the layering look a bit better, being not quite as heavy on top. Originally done in a sport weight alpaca held double, I would do the same and use Isager Alpaca 2.

Here is a look from the Chloe F/W 2010 show that I’ve been mulling over for a few days:


Interesting how many knit top and skirt combos we saw this season.  I think this one is really easily achievable. Hannah Fettig’s Lightweight Pullover works perfectly for the top; and, for the skirt, I’m really liking Bell Curve by Kira Dulaney, which is available for free on Ravelry:

The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn, and (since skirts have such potential to grow) I’d choose something a little sturdier and with some memory.  Rowan Demin could be a great option, but I’d also be interested in seeing how Rowan Wool Cotton would hold up.

Another look I really liked this season was this men’s cabled cardigan from Rag & Bone:

Immediately upon seeing this photo my mind flew to the Man’s Cabled Cardigan by Josh Bennett, from the Vogue Knitting Winter 09/10 issue:

I don’t know about you, but I (and most of us here at Knit Purl) were immediately obsessed with this pattern. While it is a great men’s pattern, I’d make it as a weekend sweater for myself. The pattern calls for Rowan Lima, which I would definitely stick with.  If you haven’t worked with it yet, I highly recommend it. An 84% baby alpaca, 8% merino, and 8% nylon blend, it’s absolutely gorgeous and truly is a treat for your hands.

With that I’ll have to leave you for another week, check back next Thursday for another edition of Fashionknitsta. Until then, as always, stay chic blogfans!

-Lindsay

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March 25, 2010 by Lindsay
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