How simple is too simple? I don’t know. Bailey was knit some months ago, during the anxiety haze of a terrifying health scare* when mentally I was not up to much challenge but emotionally I could-not-stop-knitting. The pattern was inspired partly by a cardigan my mom bought in Norway in the early ’80’s – a simple fine gauge cotton open cardigan that was so lovely in it simplicity that we (she first, then I) wore it to disintegration. And partly by Bailey Quarters, a character from the late ’70’s/early 80’s sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati – which to me is the original 30 Rock,  I could go on about that more but I’ll spare you… Anyway. Here is the result of all my musings on the idea of a “wardrobe knit” from earlier posts, it is my perfect basic and I am quite sure that this time I actually will knit this again, at least once. I’ve already got my eye on a some marly alpaca yarn that is in my stash…

The pattern is available in the Savory Knitting shop on Ravelry


*It was really scary. But I am very lucky and I’m fine now.

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9 Responses to Bailey

  1. elena gold says:

    ok, i’m stalking you apparently this morning, er, sorry bout that. but first, i’m so glad to hear you are ok. and second, i am seriously obsessing over this cardigan. and marley alpaca? good gravy.

  2. Mona says:

    So glad to hear you’re fine now.
    Goodness, another one to the queue! How do you like Moorland?

  3. Cathy says:

    OMG–loved watching that show back in the day! adorable cardigan too. :)

  4. Maya says:

    I love the yarn and the sweater, and I believe a lot of the time, less is more, so I love simple designs. I really love the pockets!

  5. margaux says:

    another winner! I love it. (and especially happy all is well with you!! **hugs**)

  6. CelestiHel says:

    I love , love this sweater!

  7. Mary says:

    I love this cardigan! Sometimes simple is exactly what you need.

  8. jules says:

    Lovely… looking forward to wearing this one! Take care of yourself : )

  9. Sigrun says:

    very glad to here you are all right!
    love the cardigan!!!