Sweater Decisions

As I hinted earlier, I am going to knit myself a cardigan. I have lots of ideas of my own, but this time I’m going to use someone else’s pattern.

I have, um, a lot of cardigans queued on Ravelry. But I only have yarn for one (not to mention apparently being unable to knit more than one thing at a time despite my best efforts), which should narrow it down a bit.

Here is the yarn:


It’s Plymouth Galway Highland Heathers in a lovely blue-green, a gift from Starshine Cindy. I have eight skeins, which is 1680 yards.

Under consideration:


Levenwick by Gudrun Johnson (calls for Brooklyn Tweed Shelter).


Woodstove Season by Alicia Plummer (also calls for Shelter, has a child version too).


Bloody Mary by Thea Colman (calls for Harrisville Highland Tweed)

What do you think? Does one of these stand out?

I don’t know if it helps or hinders, but these are the other cardigans I really really want to make. The yarn is not appropriate for any of them, though.

Clarity Cardigan, Hyde Park Cardigan, Arbois Cardigan. Cardigan, cardigan, cardigan.

24 thoughts on “Sweater Decisions

  1. ChiaLynn

    November 5, 2012 at 9:47am

    Levinwick, ‘cuz I like that asymmetrical opening.

  2. Saisquoi

    November 5, 2012 at 9:48am

    So, Levinwick looks really excellent and I’ve been eyeing it for myself. It would be my first choice for you to do so that someone can benefit from it’s coolness.

    That said, Bloody Mary looks like the cardigan I’d be most likely to wear every day for the rest of my life.
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  3. Annika

    November 5, 2012 at 9:50am

    Yes! Exactly! I actually like Bloody Mary the least (which is not saying much since that still makes it top 6) but I think I would wear it every single day forever.

  4. Amy

    November 5, 2012 at 9:51am

    I love Levinwick, especially in that color, but I also think Clarity would really suit you.

  5. BeckyinVT

    November 5, 2012 at 9:52am

    I love all three of these! I’d probably knit woodstove in that yarn though. I’d lean away from Levenwick. While it is GORGEOUS those short sleeves wouldn’t make full use of the yardage you’ve got available.

    Unless you modified it for longer sleeves. But you know, I never modify anything…

  6. Annika

    November 5, 2012 at 9:53am

    Amy: Clarity and Arbois are tied for The Sweater I Most Want To Make Immediately, but they both call for Quince & Co. Chickadee, which is sport weight and I don’t have any.

    Becky: That’s the direction I was leaning, but I just can’t deciiiiiiiide.

  7. Amy

    November 5, 2012 at 9:53am

    Furthermore, I always like the designs you favorite on Ravelry, but cardigans with over-boob closures do not flatter me and it makes me sad.

  8. Annika

    November 5, 2012 at 9:55am

    Oh, I don’t think they flatter me either. I just don’t care because pretty.

  9. Carrie

    November 5, 2012 at 9:55am

    I vote for Leveniwck too! because I love mine so much.
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  10. Annika

    November 5, 2012 at 9:59am

    Oh yeah, I’ll be adding bust darts to any fitted sweaters I make. (Bloody Mary might not need them.)

  11. Lucretia

    November 5, 2012 at 10:14am

    Bloody Mary looks like it would be a great ‘go-to’ cardigan and has an awesome name. Levinwick is more ‘you’ though, it that makes sense, and I think you’d be very happy indeed if you created it.

  12. Laurie Ann

    November 5, 2012 at 10:23am

    I’m going to be the odd woman out and say Woodstove Season. I love the simplicity, yet the chevrons add just the right touch. It, too, could be a go-to sweater. Plus, pockets! You’re a mom. You need pockets.

  13. Annika

    November 5, 2012 at 10:31am

    Hmmm, if I do Woodstove Season I will probably have enough yarn for a matching Kindling Season for Grace…

  14. brenda C

    November 5, 2012 at 10:45am

    I just love Levenwick. So interesting and original, yet still easy to wear.

  15. Sarah

    November 5, 2012 at 10:48am

    I’ll vote Bloody Mary because I think it’s the most versatile, and because I love Thea’s patterns. They’re easy to adjust so that they’re just right for you.
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  16. Nana

    November 5, 2012 at 10:55am

    I see you in the Bloody Mary.

  17. Cindy

    November 5, 2012 at 2:59pm

    I had a really hard time choosing but I think Levenwick says “you” the best. Then I remembered that I originally got the yarn for a crocheted sweater and it was to dark to show off the cables and design the way I would have liked so I’m thinking that the simplicity of “Woodstove Season” would work better, plus, Gracie gets a sweater too. No matter which pattern you go with, I’m just really glad that the yarn is going to be made into a really pretty sweater.

  18. whitney

    November 6, 2012 at 10:13am

    I vote Woodstove Season – I just think it would look spectacular in that yarn, and would be super practical as a “wear all the time” sort of cardigan.
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  19. Annika

    November 6, 2012 at 5:01pm

    Although Levenwick is the winner by a landslide, I think I am taking it out of consideration. Among other things, I think it needs a lighter and/or brighter yarn to really shine.

    I am still having a ton of trouble deciding between Woodstove Season and Bloody Mary, though.

  20. allison

    November 14, 2012 at 4:18pm

    Well, it may be too late to weigh in, but between the two, I prefer Woodstove Season. It’s lovely!

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