I’ve been trying to decide what color and brand of yarn I’d like to use for the Briar Rose Knit-Along. And I’ve come to a decision on color. Well, it’s sort of a color. Potential stains be damned, I’m going with: ivory.
Because I really need a versatile short-sleeved sweater. And apparently, ivory is a good go-to color for me. As I sat thinking about colors, I said to myself, “Yes, I have a vintage ivory cardigan, for the same reason. This is a good idea.”
“Actually, I have two ivory cardigans.”
“Oh… actually, I have four ivory cardigans.”
Yes, there they are, hanging in my closet, sandwiched between a yellow cardigan on the right and a probably-60s-era stranded yoke ski pullover on the left. (And yes I admit, I do hang most of my sweaters for lack of drawer space, but I don’t hang my hand knitted ones.) Each is similar yet different, all with their own perfect uses.
The bottom one has a completely sequined yoke, so it’s really only for fancier occasions. The next one up is actually a shrug, and gets the most use out of them all (and is a batwing shape that my friend Elisa and I have studied so we can knit a similar one someday). The one on top of that is a lovely beaded one that works nicely over blouses or buttoned all the way up. And the top one of the bunch is also beaded, but a tighter fit, so it goes well over dresses without making me look dumpy.
I know I’m not alone out there with multiples of wardrobe favorites. Fess up! What do you have multiples of (and for very good reasons as well, naturally) in your closet?
Filed: Vintage Wardrobe