Knitwear I'm Obsessed With
These are knitted items that I've seen, usually in movies or on TV, that I can't seem to get out of my head:
1. The hat that Carrie Bradshaw is wearing in the last (or maybe next-to-last? She's wearing it in Paris) episode of Sex and the City. It looks like a plain 2x2 rib in a Noro of some kind. Of course I got myself some Noro Iro and tried to make one just like it. However, a) the color is slightly off, b) my hat came out ginormous, and c) even if it were the right size, somehow the shape is not quite right - need to do the decreases differently, maybe. I've been watching SATC every week on TBS watiting for that episode to air again. Every time it airs I will have a few more months of knitting experience, and maybe one day I'll be able to figure out how to make it.
2. This very intricately cabled olive green sweater that Liv Tyler was wearing in an unidentified movie. Hubby had it on while I was rushing out the door, so I only saw it for half a minute. And of course he doesn't remember which movie it was, although he's leaning toward Stealing Beauty. I guess I'll just have to rent every Liv Tyler movie until I find it, and then buy the DVD.
3. The scarf that Brittany Murphy was wearing in Just Married. Actually she wore a number of scarves in that movie - I mean the one she was wearing in Venice. I'm pretty sure it's Rowan Biggy Print in Sherbert. The funny thing is, the scarf doesn't even look knitted! It looks like a bunch of strands of yarn that just magically lie next to each other. It must be sewn, I suppose. I still really like it.
4. There's this book out there called The Art of Knitting. The author gives details for only about half of the stitch patterns she shows in the book, which completely infuriates me. There's this one photo in particular, taking up an entire page (I will edit this post if I get another look at the book and make a note of which page), that is a close-up of a knitted fabric. It's knitted in black and white yarn and obviously uses lots of increases and decreases to make a symmetrical, wavy pattern. Of course, no details are provided except that it's knitted with two yarns. I am at a point where I can look at any plain knit-and-purl pattern, and most cable patterns, and figure out how to knit them just by looking. But for the life of me I cannot decipher stitch patterns that use increases and decreases. Poo.
5. This Jean-Paul Gaultier dress: