But this weekend, I was surprised to see myself coming back again and again to this picture from ZARA.
I want everything in this picture. Her boots, her jeans (wouldn't hurt to have her long legs), her top, and HER SUPER RED CARDIGAN!
I am not a fan of this shape, but I admit it would be really nice to have something in this color to throw on top of my otherwise super neutrally colored wardrobe.
So first I go to my stash, and start looking for something similar. I have nothing in this color, but I find the awesome yarn I bought at Knitty City during my trip to NY (remember this post?): Studio Worsted by Neighborhood Fiber Co, in colorway Charles Village.
|Yes, definitely not the same red... It is more like a fuchsia red... but a very RED! This will do.|
Then I wondered what the cardigan was really like... So I went to ZARA's website and this is what I found:
Yes, really nice and simple, ,but I am not sure this is worth writing a pattern for! So I decided to design something that has the same "feel" (oversized cardigan), but with a few twists and a bit more shaping... and some buttons. :D
And here I am with my new design project, working the stockinette stitch section, where I get to relax a bit, stop taking notes, and just enjoy the knitting while watching some TV show.
I am loving this yarn's color a lot. Super deep and rich, like the rest of the colors I saw on the shelf from this dyer. Amazing stuff indeed! The Studio Worsted comes in really big skeins: the label says 400 yards (of worsted weight!), and my skeins weigh 225g, so these are really huge! However, I only have 2 of them, so I have to keep my yarn usage to the minimum. I decided to knit this at a really loose gauge, and I am using US 8 (5mm) needles for this. Let's see how it looks once finished. At first stitches look a little bit uneven, but I am sure blocking will take care of that later.
In the meantime, I already got myself the jeans and the booties. Looking for a T-shirt to match the whole thing.