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November 18, 2005

Friday Inspiration

I haven't had any real focus on sweater projects lately. I want to knit a sweater -- I just keep getting pulled in all directions.

I've been looking though lots of blogs, galleries, and some of my older knitting mags -- looking for that *perfect* sweater to draw me in.

Then this morning I got an email from Phildar and looked at their new books. There are a few in there that are seriously worth consideration.

Phildar417_11   Phildar441_18_1
from Irlandais 2004from Winter 05/06

The books are only in French, and while I think it's fun to try and translate from French, there's also an English Knit Along for the camel-colored top. The best part? Someone posted an English translation!

I like both of these sweaters a lot. Now for the big question -- is there anything in my stash for either of these?

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Oooh, I LOVE the teal one! Definitely something worth thinking about, thanks for showing both!

Posted by: Johanna | Nov 18, 2005 9:29:46 AM

Ooooh.Those are super purty!

Posted by: Scout | Nov 18, 2005 9:33:35 AM

Val at Knit N Tyme has English translations for all the Phildar stuff, so you could try her. She is also a super nice person!


Posted by: Dani | Nov 18, 2005 9:46:52 AM

if you want to have fun of translating and trade, I can walk down the street and grab either magazine for you...

also there are a lot of good translating links, but note that the adjustment to how Phildar writes their patterns can sometimes be painful :)

Posted by: stinkerbell | Nov 18, 2005 10:04:13 AM

Seeing that lovely teal pullover, I think I might want to look into this too! Both are really gorgeous. How are Phildar patterns in their *ahem* busty measurements? Both of those models look as flat as Oklahoma... hehe ;)

Posted by: Lolly | Nov 18, 2005 10:10:08 AM

wow, i really like that camel colored one. you always have the best taste in sweaters. i might consider doing that knitalong!

Posted by: erika | Nov 18, 2005 10:12:46 AM

I've seen the teal one and am completely in love. I must go see if that issue comes in English yet!

Posted by: Karma | Nov 18, 2005 10:50:39 AM

The camel color sweater is the best! And I am sure you can find something in your stash...but what fun would that be?!?!

Posted by: Anne-Caroline | Nov 18, 2005 11:44:46 AM

I like the sweater in teal a lot more ... maybe because it seems to be more loose fitting.

Posted by: Agnes | Nov 18, 2005 11:54:03 AM

I love the green one! The camel intrigues me...I love the sleeve detail and the collar, but am not sure if I like the design down the front. I guess that could be left off...

Posted by: Christie | Nov 18, 2005 12:41:52 PM

Those sweaters are fabulous. I always love Phildar, and wish it were easier to get state-side. I made the Cardi Raye and it was relatively painless, once it was translated.

Posted by: Beth | Nov 18, 2005 12:42:38 PM

I LOVE the green sweater, LOVE IT!!

Posted by: Jackie | Nov 18, 2005 2:40:19 PM

I like the one on the right. I know it's a hooded cardi, but it could very well work as a hooded v-neck. In any case, I'm sure you'll have stash yarn. Or go out and buy some! :-)

Posted by: MJ | Nov 18, 2005 3:59:02 PM

if anyone knows where I can get the teal pattern I would be thrilled.
It's giving me the worst case of sweater envy!

Posted by: sasha | Nov 18, 2005 6:10:47 PM

Both of those sweaters are gorgeous! I already printed the instructions for the camel colored one and am going through the stash to see if anything is appropriate. It would be too bad if I had to visit my LYS;).

Posted by: Kristy | Nov 19, 2005 12:27:54 PM

I love both of those jumpers. My fave has got to be the green one though. Its so wearable, so much so in fact, its worth a purchase.

Posted by: Estee | Nov 19, 2005 3:06:01 PM

I'm very fond of the green one too. I would be nice to know how the collar looks like at the back though.

Posted by: Siow Chin | Nov 20, 2005 12:14:47 AM

Hello hello, I fell in love with that turquois sweater and sent a coworker to the Phildar shop close to where she lives. She said she checked ALL of the 2005 books and couldn't find it. Could you email me with more details about what book it is in? Oh, and if you need help with the french, I can help... I am fluent in that language :)
Thank you and have a gorgeous day, Eva
PS: I enjoy reading your blog :)

Posted by: Eva | Nov 20, 2005 5:08:07 AM

Holy cow...ditto what erika said. Love these!

Posted by: Kellee | Nov 21, 2005 12:52:35 PM

I'm loving the one on the right. Sounds like enough interest for a January knitalong. Are you up for it after the River-along?

Posted by: Christy | Nov 21, 2005 3:55:33 PM

I love the teal one.

Posted by: Marnie | Feb 3, 2007 1:01:49 PM

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