March 10, 2013

oatmeal for wearing

Pattern: Burrard by Glenna C
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in 'Dove Heather'

This cardigan by Glenna is in the same issue of Twist Collective as my Whirlpool vest, and I've wanted to make it ever since it was released. In the middle of winter you sometimes need something cabley and comforting to knit and this was perfect. It made me think of oatmeal because of its colour, its warmth and how satisfyingly perfect it was for February.

I love the undulating motif and the shawl collar. This no-nonsense yarn is so perfect for it, too. Like humble oatmeal it does the job well without fuss or bravado. Nice, crisp cable work and lots of warmth. Same Japanese buttons I used on my Hello Winter sweater, from Kirsten's shop.

Pattern: Branchy by Odessa Reichel
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca colour #6206 (held double to get bulky weight)

Another grey thing: I made this hat last week because the green version I'd made in the fall mysteriously disappeared shortly thereafter, much to my dismay. The alpaca in this version softens the cable slightly but provides lots of extra warmth and coziness. Odessa makes fab patterns.

The excuse to knit things like this is what I love about winter.


  1. lovely sweater! the stitch detail is incredible and I bet it is warm a cozy to wear :)

  2. I so agree about cables being perfect for winter and making it all seem a bit more warm and cozy. Gorgeous Chris!!!

  3. Looks like a perfect sweater for winter, beautiful and very wearable!

  4. Yum! I want a bowl of those cables. Super cozy and lovely, both the sweater and the hat. They get you through the endless spring. I hadn't noticed Burrard, heading off to check it now.