The challenge for day 2 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is to come up with an idea for a mascot project. You don’t have to make this project, but you know I think I might, or at least something inspired by the idea!
If you go over to the Spud & Chloe web site and check out the the colourways for their Sweater yarn do you see, among all those vibrant colours, a beautiful medium grey colour called Manatee. I’m not sure I’m so drawn to the wool/cotton blend yarn, but the colour would be perfect for a work jumper or cardigan, something to go with everything.
I was having a knitting discussion online one Sunday morning a while back when the talk turned to saddle shoulder sweaters for men. I’ve knit set-in sleeve and raglan sleeve pullovers but haven’t attempted a saddle shoulder version yet. We all thought saddle shoulders looked pretty handsome on men and Miss M. and I resolved to make one this year — if not exactly at the same time it would at least be a “somewhat knitalong” so we could encourage each other through the year.
It turns out I have quite a few saddle shoulder designs in my pattern stash, including some from vintage pattern books like this one. What guy librarian doesn’t need a saddle shoulder cardigan?