View Full Version : Origami Cardigan
09-05-2007, 12:53 PM
I love this pattern and want to knit it. For me. Yes, that's right - I may actually knit something that is intended for me to keep...and not a hat. But a REAL project.
Has anyone else made this? It seems relatively simple, and I love "artsy" clothing, so I bet I would even wear it. But...how does it knit?
Queen of Rust
09-05-2007, 01:10 PM
I say go for it!
I've made similar cardigans in the past. It's a relatively easy design to knit. The hardest part I find is just the seaming and that's relatively painless. The simple construction of it provides room for much variation. Let your artsy side shine and through it a few your own personal touches. For example, stripes in the front panel show up as diagonal stripes, a bit of lace work on the bottom edge gives even more airyness to the piece and the sleeve cuffs might be begging for a different colour.
I think it would be a great project for you.
09-05-2007, 02:24 PM
what is an orignami cardigan please?
09-05-2007, 02:28 PM
I think the PP is referring to the Origami Cardigan from Interweave? Right? If so, KnittingDaily has a gallery of how it looks on different body types/sizes.
09-05-2007, 07:25 PM
I think it's kinda cute. Trust me, there are way more "artsy" things out there ;). I'm with Queen of Rust - GO FOR IT!! :mrgreen:
And don't forget to post about it in the What'cha Knittin' Forum!!
09-05-2007, 10:20 PM
I was debating it, but I would change bobbles for something lacy. It definitely looks comfortable!
09-05-2007, 11:56 PM
I think you should go for it :) I think it looks fantastic. In fact, it's what brought me to buy my first knitting mag.:teehee:
09-06-2007, 12:47 PM
Okay, I can't type. :wink:
Yes, I meant the origami cardi. I think I am going for it...in a fun algae green color. And I will be changing out the bobbles...I was thinking of doing it in a basket weave or moss stitch.
09-06-2007, 01:42 PM
oh, I like that idea. I was all set to make that cardi too (well, I was all set to get the yarn for it, anyway:teehee:) - I just love the lines of it, but then it occured to me I'm not really a "bobble" sort of gal. A different edging would work though. I might have to rethink that now.
Queen of Rust
09-06-2007, 02:16 PM
Definitely this pattern has room for variations. I think it would look wonderful with a lace pattern or a textured pattern. Just keep in mind that sometimes these patterns knit up to a different gauge than stockinette. You have to fudge in increases or decreases if the new variation is of a different gauge.
For example, patterns with crossover stitches or cabling will constrict a bit. Patterns with lace techniques like yarnovers will 'bloom' a bit bigger.
Just something to keep in mind. Mind you a bit of blooming at the edge of that cardigan is not a bad thing:happydance:
09-07-2007, 10:23 AM
Basketweave sounds like a great idea!