Jennifer’s To-Knit List, Part 1 (The Tip of The Iceberg)

Last week I mentioned that I have a lengthy To-Knit list (I also have a lengthy To-Do list, but the knit one is much more fun). In fact, I suspect that there are more items on my list than I could ever possibly knit, even if I maximized my knitting time by quitting my job, taking all of my nutrition through an IV drip, and never doing dishes or cleaning the house ever again.

Since that sounds somewhat unhealthy (hello, carpal tunnel), today I’ll just share with you my current top three To-Knit projects:

Photo by Purl Soho

Photo by Purl Soho

#3. Cap Sleeve Lattice Top by Purl Soho

This has been on my list for a while, and I’m torn about which yarn to choose. Allison, who used to work here, made a gorgeous version using Firefly by Classic Elite Yarns, but I’ve also seen a beautiful one done in Chickadee by Quince & Co. I keep wandering back and forth between these yarns in the shop. Do I want breezy linen and viscose, or soft and cozy wool? Either way, this top is perfect for warm weather, and would be easy to extend for my long torso.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Berroco, Inc.

Photo by Berroco, Inc.

#2. Odele by Amy Christoffers

I’m a t-shirt girl at heart, but I sometimes long for a little more glamour and sophistication. Odele is my answer. Knit in Mykonos from Berroco, it’s going to be slinky but wearable, and the subtle sheen will make a nice change from my usual cotton tees. I even have a great statement necklace I got for Christmas that will pair perfectly with it. When I think about this pattern, I keep picturing myself sipping a cocktail on a deck overlooking the ocean at sunset. It will be mine. Someday.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge

#1. Saco Stripes by Pam Allen

Dear Pam, please stop coming up with so many lovely patterns. Well, no. Please don’t ever stop. But really, what’s a girl to do? This simple top caught my eye last spring, and has been calling to me ever since. Made with Quince & Co. Sparrow yarn (100% organic linen), the only question here is which colors to choose. I love the classic nautical look of the photo, but wouldn’t it also be fun in a dark pink with burgundy stripes, or teal with navy stripes?

What’s at the top of your To-Knit list?

Written by Jennifer Woodman

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