Sometime back in August I started dreaming about and looking for a perfect cabled cardigan pattern to knit this winter.
I found it last Friday and I knew it was the one as soon as I laid eyes on it.
It is "Vivian" by Ysolda Teague just released in the second issue of the online knit magazine "Twist". (Ysolda blogs about the uncompromising design work that brought this knit to life here.)
Its the first cabled sweater I've ever seen that truly compliments rather than just adorns the female form. It's non stop, all over cabling but somehow it doesn't add bulk! Instead it actually seems to add shapeliness.
"Vivian" is going to be my January project. After the frenzy of the autumn and Christmas seasons January has a mellow coziness that is ideally suited to knitting and in '09 I'm going to fill it with knitting "Vivian".
That being said, this issue of Twist seems crammed with outstanding designs I want to knit. (Just like IK Winter '07) - most notably "Silvi" by Mari Muinonen and "Rebecca" by Fiona Ellis! There is so much more in the latest "Twist" but for the moment I'm just going to enjoy the thrill of having found "Vivian". I'm going to surf around to research the yarn I'll use, watch Ravelry for FO's and enjoy working what's currently on my needles and in my various knitting baskets. There was a hole in my queue that now seems filled to perfection and it makes this knitter happy indeed!