Yes, I have been knitting Slade, but I’ve got grandpa cardigans on the brain lately, in a general way, and think they’re such a great investment of one’s knitting time and money. Are they ever out of style? Is there anywhere they don’t go? There seems to be a steady stream of good patterns, too — most recently these two:
LEFT: Channel Cardigan is classic Jared Flood; it’s like the sweater version of his Guernsey Wrap and Guernsey Triangle. I like the idea of a more fitted grandpa sweater like this, although I’d give it full-length sleeves.
RIGHT: Earl by Amy Miller is more of a classic oversized grandpa — yay for pockets! — but I love the simple overall texture and the really generous shawl collar. I would just give it some buttons.
Speaking of shawl-collar cardigans, have you seen the movie Summer in February? Not a great movie, but visually beautiful and worth watching just for the knits. The lead female character has an exquisite grey hat and two shawl-collars — one oatmeal and one charcoal — that she wears throughout the movie. And they are heaven. Heaven!