Friday, May 22, 2009


Sometimes, there are projects so amazing, so jawdropping, so beautiful that you feel that you must knit them one day. Sylvi is that project for me. It is stunning. I picture myself strolling, ney sashaying down the catwalk, I mean street. I see myself smiling as other women gasp in awe at my lovely creation.

The only problem is what yarn? I mean, I'd need a lot and it could really add up if I pick something expensive. However, if I am making a lovely jacket that I will wear for always, perhaps I should invest in some quality yarn. (Thanks for pointing that out, Andi. Like I need an excuse to purchase expensive yarn. Remember this?) And how do I know if the yarn I select will stretch out over time? I plan on having it lined so that it will be warm and to give it a little added structure but will lining the sweater be enough to prevent sagging?

I think I'm going to have to just ask a whole lot of people who knit this lovely sweater. Thanks, Ravelry, for once again connecting knitters.

What do you think, Dear Readers? Help a knitter out.


Anne said...

Oooh, that will be a hard one. Definitely sale yarn would be sweet. The ones made so far have been gorgeous, can't wait to see what you decide. Something a bit tweedy would be lovely.

Kathleen C. said...

I like Anne's tweedy suggestion! But be careful with the lining... the only way that will keep the yarn from stretching is if you sew it together all about it (like quilting). Otherwise the yarn will still stretch and the lining won't and it will just bag out.

T. said...

I think the thing with 100% wool is that you can always reblock. Not sure how much that will help sagging, but it should help a little.

Amanda said...

For a large garment like that I would go for a sturdy merino - less chance of sagging, particularly if its machine washable.

Anonymous said...

I think we should totally do a KAL. I vote B&L. But I like it best.

andi said...

I'm all about enabling people to spend ridiculous amounts of money. It's more fun than spending my own.

Having said that, I'm not helpful at all. I can't even think of a suitable expensive yarn to make it in.