9.17.2010

Because one just isn't enough & "Dark and Stormy"

This is another "not" Noro Striped Scarf a la Jared Flood's formula.
I had 2 tan balls of the Rowan Tapestry in stash and the blue/gray ones were on clearance for 40% off.  How could I not knit this again?... so this is a 1/2 stash busting project.

Now check out this knit pictured below!  There isn't anything I don't love about it:  the shawl collar is flattering on everyone, the colour - well, y'all know I'm nuts about gray.  The detail and shape of this garment is retro and yet cutting edge for today's knits.  I. Must. Knit. This!!  I can see myself trucking around town all stylish with a smile on wearing this cardigan.  And maybe my new boots.

These three 'Dark and Stormy' photos are courtesy Thea, copyright 2010 Splityarn (who takes awesome photos!!)
I can't stop thinking about this pattern.  Thea Coleman and Sarah Dimond have collaborated to release "Dark and Stormy".  If you're not on Rav click here for Thea's blog post.  I didn't get the yarn Sarah's selling to kit it (not that I didn't try!), and when I tried to sub Madeleinetosh worsted there wasn't anything in darks that I liked.  My weakness?  Lisa Souza in mahogany.

I'll be stalking my mail box for yarn to show up and casting on asap!  Thanks Thea and Sarah for what I think is the most appealing and wearable pattern for Fall 2010.  I'm biased I'm sure, I LOVE this pattern.  I'll be knitting like a fiend on my current WIPs because the second the Lisa Souza goodness arrives I'll be ditching everything else to swatch.


Hoping to have this striped scarf completed before the weekend is out and positively itching to cast on for Dark and Stormy!  The pattern is available separate from the kit from Thea is you (like me) weren't able to get it all from Sarah.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful fall weekend!

edited to add:  Ha, ha, very funny - you know who you are!!  I will not "only" have on this cardigan, a smile and my boots -- there'll be pants too...  sheesh!  lol  Renee

19 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your scarf looks like it will be beautiful!! And I love Thea's Dark and stormy!!

MadMad said...

I'm DYING to make it, too! I'm thinking Antique Frame from madelinetosh. It's a little more brownish than gray, but it's I think it'll do. Pretty in a different way, I guess. Can't wait to give the pattern a shot. Love your Mara, below, too!

peaknits said...

What a gorgeous sweater - thank you very much for making me look again and dig through my stash:) Another great scarf too!

Julie said...

that scarf is gorgeous, I love the colours you're using. And that Dark and Stormy cardigan is so, so gorgeous!! I don't blame you for wanting to knit it right away.

Jules said...

What an awesome sweater! Never seen it before. Must go to Ravelry right now...

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a gorgeous sweater! Hum..... maybe I'll pop over and see if they have any kits left ;)

Love your new scarf ~ the colors are so pretty together and I can imagine it's a pleasure to knit with the Rowan Tapestry yarn!

Doortje said...

Dark and Stormy, lovely in a nice dark blue, hmmmm, I think my "to do" list just got longer!!
Love the scarf too, maybe I need to go stash diving and make another one.

Celestial said...

Ooh, very beautiful sweater. Can't wait to see it in your yarn choice.

And the scarf is beautiful too.

Both would be perfect to wrap up in on a chilly day before a fire with a good book and a hot drink.

Jean said...

So lovely. Both the sweater and the scarf.

t does wool said...

oh,that is perfectly wonderful...the sweater is gorgeous and so is the scarf,Renee!

Ravenhill said...

Oh, this is incredible. What beautiful knitting you do, the scarf is so pretty and the sweater is stunning...

Ally Johnston said...

I don't blame you for wanting to cast this on asap, it's simply divine. I want to knit it too, in that exact colour and then maybe a green, and then maybe a blue. It's such a classic.

raining sheep said...

I love your not noro scarf...actually I am not really a fan of Noro. The cardigan is really nice. Love the fit and it is one of those 'perfect with jeans' items...or just pants :)

Jane said...

What a great scarf. I haven't seen that patten (where have I been?). And that sweater, with Lisa Souza yarn, it will be gorgeous!

Joansie said...

Great scarf! I loved the sweater so much that I purchased the pattern and started it yesterday.

PJ said...

LOOOOVE the colors in that scarf! Beautiful. And the sweater pattern is stunning. Will look forward to seeing your version!

Nicole said...

Love your scarf and hopefully your sweater has been started?!

Teresa C said...

Oooh, I'll be knitting that sweater I hope, BUT

I will definitely be copying that SCARF! I love it. I have one skein of the blue and am trying to get another on Ravelry (in negotiations). Can you tell me the color number of the tan? Hopefully I can find that one, too. Hope you don't mind that I am being a total copy-cat!

Anita said...

Oooh, both the scarf and the sweater are beautiful! And I love the Mara shawl below. You have some very lovely knits all ready for the cold weather!

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