Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Handstrikket Rhapsody in Blue

Last week, I shared my proposed Handstrikket Primavera, the re-creation of the Norwegian fair isle sweater my mom gave me back in 1974. Since then, I've been cogitating on a different color scheme which I present to you now: Handstrikket Rhapsody in Blue.

I usually shy away from brown mostly because I'm afraid it is overkill with my dark brown hair and eyes. I also look better in brighter colors; subtle, yellow-based shades that look great on blondes are not for me. But the light, brighter blue in the new color scheme alleviates this problem by relegating the brown to the bottom of the sweater, away from my face.

My plan would be to use Berroco Ultra Alpaca, which is similar to the gorgeous yarn I used to make my cute End-of-May mitts. The blue Handstrikket would look great with a pair of jeans, don't you think?

In fact, I'd love to know what you think. Do you like the brights or the blues? Venture an opinion! I'd love to hear your thoughts on my Handstrikket Cardigan.


  1. I liked the brights, but I LOVE the blues! Go for the blue in alpaca. Sounds lovely with a pair of jeans.

  2. Definitely the blues!

  3. Julie,

    I really like the brights, but the blues seem to be more... I don't know exactly, maybe more coordinated? And safe? I would probably chose the blues if I saw the 2 sweaters hanging side-by-side in a store.

    Still can't wait to see your final decision on the colors! :D Anita

  4. The voting is unanimous! Blues it is. Thanks for all the feedback, girls!