Tuesday, April 27, 2010

#32 - KNITCROBLOWEEK, DAY 2: AN INSPIRATIONAL PATTERN

photo © Sadie Dayton

One of the incredible things about Ravelry is its role as a storehouse for information for knitters and crocheters. Before it, you could troll the internet for hours on end trying to find a blogger's errata notes on a pattern. Now, you can almost safely assume that if it isn't on Ravelry, it probably doesn't exist! Nonetheless, I find myself trolling Ravelry for hours on end, looking through patterns, designers, and yarns for things I've yet to use.

photo © Sadie Dayton

That's probably how I stumbled upon the Sylvi. At first glance, it's really not my style. A huge sweater coat. Appliqued floral details. But something about it struck me. It's quite obviously a beautiful sweater, yet there's more to it. The Sylvi would represent a dedication to time, would demonstrate my abilities as a knitter, would reinforce my love for the craft. And it would be something I wear with pride.


As of now, I'm attempting to complete a few of those projects that have been lurking on the needles far too long to make room for the Sylvi. I am so up for the challenge.


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The Sylvi pattern is available for download purchase from Twist Collective. Knitters looking for help with the pattern can join the Sylvi KAL on Ravelry, an ongoing group for knitters pursuing the project.


To read other posts by knitters and crocheters participating in 'blog week', just google search for 'knitcroblo1' for day 1, 'knitcroblo2' for day 2, etc.

14 comments:

Leah said...

Good choice! This is my inspirational pattern too. :) One day...

accountantgrrl said...

Best of luck to you!

knitsamadworld said...

I love this pattern. It would be a big project but so worth it.

diannadesigns said...

Sylvi has shown up a couple of times now. It is really pretty, I can see why people love it!

Paige said...

Hi There! What a beautiful coat, I can see why you wanna knit it. Best of luck to you!

Becky said...

I love this one, too, although I will probably never make it. A friend of mine is making one and it is gorgeous.

mary jane said...

I've seen a few Sylvie's on all different shapes and in many colors, and it always looks great, and surprisingly, I never get tired of it. I think it must be a fun knit too.

*Michelle* said...

Good grief! No kidding on the inspiration. I forgot about that pattern! It's amazing.

Snowcatcher said...

Truly an inspirational project. I hope you will share photos of your progress once you get there.

Allison said...

I fell in love with this sweater coat the moment I saw it. It's in my faves on Ravelry. Now, that I've found out there is a KAL I'm even more tempted to cast on.

Gabrielle @ Bee Wise Bags said...

That quite honestly could be the coolest thing I've ever seen! I might pick up the needles right now!!!!

immidesigns said...

LOVE THIS - fab colour and looks wonderful !!!!!

~RaenWa~ said...

I agree I hope when you decide to start this you share it with all of us as you make progress it is a beautiful piece of work.

g-girl said...

wow. that is gorgeous!! good luck once you finally take it on. :)