17 October 2013

A Wee Bit Fishy

Flipping through my pattern collection last night, I came across this 1968 Lady Galt Fisherman Knits booklet. "Classic fisherman knits...Celtic yarns...in a great head-to-toe look for the entire family," says the cover. Now, one's first instinct may be to laugh. The excess, the awkward poses, the fake smiles. But, let's take a closer look shall we?

This cardigan is really quite fetching. The length is cute, the cable work is stunning and the jacket-like shape of the sleeve and shoulder is quite flattering. The collar just needs to be lowered and relaxed a bit, and this easily becomes a classic yet contemporary sweater.
Hmm...wheels turning. Don't I have some lovely Aran weight in my stash?

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