Occasionally, a pattern that turns up on Raverly, Facebook or Pinterest that gets our attention. This week, Isabell Kraemer’s Audrey Cardigan has been the talk of the Spinnery as all of us realized that we’d added it to our must-knit lists.
© Isabell Kraemer
“Worked in one piece from the top down, the sweater features reversible front borders and elegant shaping. Faux raglan, back and doubled side seams add visual interest. The optional longer sleeves include thumb openings which make the cuffs function like built-in fingerless mitts – perfect for those cooler days!”
We all agreed that we loved the boxy shape, the faux seams, and best of all: the long sleeves that could double as wrist warmers.
© 2014 Swans Island
The asymmetric front can be belted closed, clasped with a shawl pin, buttoned, or left open. The myriad ways in which this sweater can be worn made it attractive to all of us although we typically have widely disparate ideas about what we want in a sweater.
Another commonality was that all of us selected Spinnery Weekend Wool as our yarn of choice. Our 11 colors can provide many compelling combinations. Here are the ones that we selected:
Maureen chose Lichen for her main color and Pine Warbler for her accent color.
Lauren chose Natural Dark for her main color and Pine Warbler for her accent color
Tracy chose Deep Lake for her main color and Pine Warbler for her accent color.
You’ll notice that Pine Warbler was a very popular choice for that bright pop of color at the bottom of the body and sleeves. Its vibrant hue works nicely with the differing main colors and the combinations couldn’t be more individual, from subtle to vibrant.
Kate and Larisa didn’t stray far from the neutral grey background pictured above, but each has her own idea of what she’d prefer for those deep cuffs.
Larisa selected Natural Grey for her main color and Blue Jay for her accent color.
Kate selected Natural Grey for her main color and Mewesic Brick House (held double) for her accent color.
What colors of Weekend Wool do you gravitate towards? You may also want to consider using Spinnery Mountain Mohair for an even larger array of color combinations to select from. We can’t wait to see what you choose to work with!