03 december 2015

Totally Radical!

I came upon a real treasure some time ago. One of my boyfriend's relatives, a woman who had done a lot of knitting when she was younger, said she had a ton of yarn and pattern books lying around, and if I wanted to have them? "Everything is clean! It's in bags! There are pattern books too, but they are very old-fashioned. I don't think you'll be able to use them."

I don't think I ever said yes so quickly.

And she was wrong about the pattern books. They are mostly from the eighties, and every magazine offers new inspiration for hundreds of amazing sweaters.

I felt selfish keeping this all for myself, so I thought I'd share some of the gems that I can't wait to make!


I feel like this is seriously missing from my life: a biiiiig sweater that makes me look like a dancing ice cream cone. Preferably slightly hairy.


Also incredibly lacking in my current wardrobe: peach/cream combos and massive shoulder pads. Go linebacker or go home!


This one is for Hanne! Or as she'd say: PINK FLUFFY UNICORNS DANCING ON RAINBOWS. Because why would you wear black when you can wear this and look adorable all the time.


New relationship goals, right there. Me and the boyfriend both have a mighty need for those shirt collars as well.


The girl on the left can only dream of being as awesome as the girl on the right, even with two optical illusion panthers (?) on her sweater.


Shoulder-showing sweaters are perfect for mocking manspreaders. You are basically required to spread your legs as wide as your leggings will allow at all times.


With this sweater I'll always feel like it's summer! A constant, blinding glare of eighties light and goodness. Sign me up.


Saving the best for last! I feel like there's something very feminine and sensual about the motifs on this classy sweater, but I can't quite put my finger on what makes it so. I do know that this is now on the top of my to knit-list, but maybe in pink?

If anyone wants to make one of these amazing patterns as well, do let me know! I'd happily scan the instructions, even though they're in Dutch so most of you will sadly have to guess at the magic behind these beauties.

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