Of all the sweaters you’ve knit, which ones do you really wear?

A couple of years ago I bought a pile of  Berroco Cuzco in a now discontinued shade of brown, and knit a slightly oversized top down v-neck with textured stitch and twisted rib (no pattern just made it up as I went along), it is the quintessential grandpa sweater and pretty ugly. Until it was replaced by Aidez, I never took it off. Except for the White Pine and Berlin I haven’t been wearing my own patterns much. Not because I don’t like them, in most cases I love them, but I seem to be saving them for… something.*

Ravelry is wonderful for telling us which projects people want to knit vs actually do knit, but we never find out which pieces make it from project pile to wardrobe.


*Something might be when I am less overwhelmed by the tiny sticky fingers of small humans. Machine washable does matter.


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10 Responses to Wardrobe

  1. I’ve left so many sweaters at the almost-finished mark. The ones that are finished feel like big accomplishments. I made a sweater last year that sounds like your grandpa sweater and I love wearing it. Other, less classic designs I’ve forgotten about because of my quickly-changing style and my unfortunate choices in yarn (itchy! What was I thinking!?)

    I’d love to make something like the larch cardigan. That never goes out of style!

  2. Petra says:

    Without a doubt my Redhok Vest from Jared Flood. I wear it in winter, fall, spring nearly every day… sometimes I even must force myself to not wear it, because I’m afraid my colleagues might think that I have nothing else in my wardrobe…. It’s really, really a beautiful design,I love the yarn so much, especially the color and it fits so nice, isn’t bulky at all…. Love it and wear it!

  3. tracey says:

    I always seem to wear the simpler cardigans that I knit the most. I love textured stitches, but wear my Everybody Knows the most – a simple garter stitch.

  4. Katinka says:

    By far, my most oft-worn sweater is my Central Park Hoodie in Brown Sheep’s Waverly Wool (also called Shepherd’s Shades). I’ve been either gaining or losing baby weight for over half of my knitting years, though, so I have a pile of lovely, finished sweaters that I’ve never had the opportunity to wear yet!

  5. rachel says:

    I’m cassettetape on ravelry. I made a Tangled Yoke Cardigan out of Felted Wool a few years ago and Riding to Avalon out of Soft Sea Wool. I wear them both nonstop in the winter. The other sweater on my page, the garter Yoke Cardigan, ended up being too big and gifted to my sister.

  6. Hey Tracy!!! I love the Everybody Kn ws, but my yarn choices haven’t gotten me gauge. What yarn did you use?
    My favorite sweater right now, assuming it isn’t nearly 90 degrees is my Wendy Bernard favorite Cardigan. I get so many compliments on it and I swear it knit itself while I was sleeping.. I made it in like two weeks!

    • tracey says:

      I bit the bullet and used the called for Fly Designs Wooly Singles. It was a bit costly, but I love the yarn so much. The sweater is so warm and soft.

  7. Rachel says:

    I wear my Simplicity Cardigan quite a lot. My other favorite is the Provence Marl Cardi – it’s machine washable cotton and I love it. I wear it all the time.

  8. Heather says:

    The two sweaters I wear the most are the Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fetig (LOVE that sweater, so so much), and Audrey in Unst. Love that one, too. They both fit like a dream and go with so much that I wear. They’re both DK weight, which I like (lighter sweaters are more comfortable for me with my job), and are great colors (one’s green, one’s dark red).

  9. elena gold says:

    i probably wear marley the most. been meaning to make another- maybe red and cream marled, or a tweed?