Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Pringle in pieces

More hidden project confessions: this is Pringle - before I ripped it all apart. I loved this sweater the moment I saw it in W. The cables are all in Barbara Walker; it took no time in Jo Sharp Ultra. I was horrified to try it on and find I hated it. The large sloping cable does not do much for pear-shapes. I'm going to re-knit it as an empire-waisted pullover! So many sweaters would look great adapted this way - I'm thinking about fair isle patterns, using one color for the bodice and sleeves and another for the skirt, making a sleeveless tweed version to wear over a dark long sleeve tee, a denim smock with pockets, a tweedy lace pattern!

P.S. Just got my Fall Interweave Knits and saw Mary Jane Mucklestone's Mirepoix Bodice! This is what I'm talking about!


Anonymous said...

I don't understand what this has to do with crunchy, delicious Pringles.


Mrs. Lear said...

Sorry, Pringle of Scotland, just as well designed as the potato chip, but much much older!