New Favorites: Elsa

Elsa cardigan pattern by Andi Satterlund

How cute is Andi Satterlund? She’s the designer of that great two-tone sleeveless sweater in the latest Pom Pom Quarterly,* and last week she released her first ever crocheted sweater pattern, Elsa — a textured stripe-effect jacket with a zipper and nice detailing. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but for some reason when summer rolls around I get the urge to brush up on my crochet skills, and I always picture very small, short-term projects — which may be a big part of why I associate it with summer. But now I’m actually thinking of attempting to crochet a whole sweater. This is one that, if done in ivory, would fill a hole in my wardrobe left by the tragic pilling of one of my favorite cardigans ever. Do I dare attempt this?

Also: If Iz ever published a pattern for this sweater, I’d be similarly tempted. Just sayin’.


*I’m kind of surprised the additional copies haven’t arrived yet, but I promise I won’t forget to let you know when they do. [UPDATE: It’s back!] I also have the extremely enticing new Kinfolk coming any minute, so stand by for magazine alerts!

10 thoughts on “New Favorites: Elsa

  1. I agree, Andi is adorable! We are nearly sharing the same hair color at this moment too. I totally did a double take, I didn’t realize at first glance this was crocheted! Very classy, and doesn’t have that bulky look that sometimes comes with crochet. Lovely, you should do it.


  2. Karen! That sweater referenced by Iz is amazing! I think you could do it now without a pattern. 99.9999% sure that it is just plain ol’ stockinette and the texture is achieved by intentional dropped stitches. Swatching now, will email picture after I get it done!


  3. Do love Andi’s style! I agree, Summer is always when I get the urge to find out what I’m missing by only ever having attempted pretty basic crochet. One (fine) day…


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