Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An Inspirational Pattern: Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, day 2

Blog about a pattern or project which you aspire to. Whether it happens to be because the skills needed are ones which you have not yet acquired, or just because it seems like a huge undertaking of time and dedication, most people feel they still have something to aspire to in their craft. If you don’t feel like you have any left of the mountain of learning yet to climb, say so!

The inspirational pattern I have chosen is Sylvi, by Mari Muinonen. I love the cabled vines on the back of the coat, and the relatively calm front design. Having never knit a coat before, this would be a massive project for me. But look at how awesome the results are!

Some of the many beautiful Sylvis out there

1. Jess Yarnmonster's Sylvi, 2. SpoK Bags' DSC_0013, 3. Anna's FlickrCorner's Front of Sylvi, 4. Litter Box House's sylvi back 3, 5. evelyn1969's Sylvi, 6. WoolPower's Sylvi, hood..., 7. impostinator's P1010547, 8. embla_2000's sylvi13, 9. orlinj02's DSC_1134

What is stopping me from casting on right away is the level of commitment needed to finish such a big project, and the hefty yarn requirements. In addition, I'm not sure if a knitted coat would be at all useful in my life, since I live in a land of extreme temperatures; however, I am planning a big move across the Atlantic to a place with a different climate, so maybe I'll make it when I get there!

I want one in green.

Thanks for the comments on yesterday's post. I'm having lots of fun perusing everyone's stories!



  1. Another Sylvi fan! The yarn requirement is definitely another thing holding me back at the moment... but I'm going to push myself to make this hopefully sooner rather than later. :)

  2. Its a gorgeous pattern :D I'm going to spend the next few months scouting out an affordable yarn for this and it will be my autumn knitting project, I'm determined :D

  3. I'll be posting mine later tonight - but it's going to be about the same pattern! :D

    A green one would be lovely, but I'm going for the original red!

  4. A great choice. I love this pattern. Hope you get to make it someday.

  5. I wrote about Sylvi today too! I love it so much :)

  6. I think this is the third or fourth time I have seen this pattern on peoples list today. I love how no matter what color people choose it comes out great there are some projects that only look good in certain colors but this isn't one of them. I hope you make this one day & share it with us.

  7. Aaah, Sylvi, I think I'll have to wait until retirement to have enough time for it... : )