What to make next?

I’ve got some beautiful pale pink Rowan Purelife, but I’m not too sure what to make with it. Browsing on Ravelry I’ve found a number of patterns that I love for this weight of yarn. Here are my favourites (not in any particular order):

1. Lace cardigan from Vintage Knits by Sarah Dallas. Knitted by akochicraft. I’ve got this book, and there are lots of gorgeous patterns in it. I love either knitting from vintage patterns or, as in this case, from someone else’s interpretation of them.

2. Leafy lace cardi, by Soobeoz, a designer on Ravelry. Such a cute design, and the deep ribbing and tie-waist are both very flattering.

3. Eyelet chemise, from Interweave knits. This one is knitted by Katewillknit; she lengthened both the skirt and the bodice which I think works really well. So pretty!

4. Drops Lace Cardigan. Made by Tanja. I like how this is still cute and lacey but is a bit more modern than the others I have picked.

5. Cece cardigan, from ChicKnits. There is a longer and a shorter sleeved version – this is the longer one.

Clearly I am going to be making a lace cardigan! I think the reason I find it hard to decide what to make sometimes is that I know that the styles that I like aren’t always the best for my body shape. My waist is quite small but my bust is unnecessarily large. So the Drops Lace and Cece cardigans, cute though they are, probably fasten in about the worst place for making me look like a buxom pudding lady. Soobeeoz’s Leafy Lace cardi, on the other hand, is a style that I know flatters me, having made similar shaped things in the past.

Decisions, decisions…

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