You guys would not believe how much sweat and angst goes into most installments of Knit the Look. I scour all my various resources and tie myself in knots over the assorted details and modifications. (And am occasionally taken to task for my suggestions.) But this one? Total no-brainer! You like Nadja Bender’s marled grey turtleneck, you knit yourself Michele Wang’s Forester exactly like the sample: that’s Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Fossil and Sweatshirt. Top down, and at that gauge, you’ll be cruising around town in it in no time.
See Vanessa’s suggestions for recreating the rest of the look, including the killer bicycle.
Street style photo © Vanessa Jackman; used with permission
Excellent match! And…killer bike, indeed. I love it.
Ok, love the bike! REALLY love the bike. The sweater is gorgeous, too!
Sigh….worsted weight and big needles are sounding reaaaaaaally good about now, considering I am not even quite halfway done with a test knit stole that is 80 inches on #4s. With a deadline. :-O
It’s worsted held double! Knit on US11/8mm. The polar opposite of what your stole, for sure.
Held double! Oh, wow, that would go so quickly. What a fix!
I am a pretty dorky knitter with small needles and lace weight. I knit American style and throw the yarn, which IMO, can be a real handicap. I didn’t really know I was slow until I knit with my Swiss friend, whose friggin fingers go like the wind. She knits about 5 sweaters to my every one. I did a KAL with her once….and it was funny. More like a Knit Behind than a Knit Along. ;-)
I love it! I have loved Foerster since it was released…and double held worsted does sound pretty amazing right now.
Love the sweater. Love the bike too.
Yes. The outfit is cozy and practical. The bike is great, too. However, it looks as if she could stand to have the seat raised a bit. Also…no fenders, which is OK for fair weather cycling! But no fenders when riding on wet pavement = a big ugly stripe of greasy water up the back of your lovely hand-knit sweater!
Wow, you got that one right on the money!
Hi! I have a suggestion (and a plea for help) for a knit the look post. I want to knit a cardigan of the style that Bernadette uses in the show “The big bang theory”. I’ve been looking at patterns in ravelry a lot and can’t seem to find something similar, maybe you can find it!. There are a lot of knits in that show, I also like some of the cardigans that Amy uses, specially the ones with texture.
Hi! I’m sorry but I’ve never seen the show so don’t know what type of cardigan you’re looking for. Do you have a link to a photo of something specific?
Well I just found this one in ravelry, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jen. And I also found a KAL for big bang theory fans (Big Bang Theory Group KAL), so apparently I needed to ask someone to find the answer hahaha. The cardigan that I want to knit is this exact one, http://assets.wornon.tv/uploads/2012/03/s05e19-bernadettes-black-flower-dress-blue-cardigan.jpg, but that one is machine knit so I have to do a similar in larger gauge.
thank you for answering :)
I don’t know anything specific off the top of my head, but I’m guessing you might like Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s designs — look her up in Ravelry. Hope that helps! And I’ll keep my eyes open for you.