Michele Wang has been teasing the internet with the her latest collection lately, and yesterday it materialized as the newest edition of Interweave’s Wool Studio. The whole thing is menswear-inspired (and male-monikered) and draped in cables so you know I’m into it. I do like the little hat, Morgan; the cabling on the Benedict Pullover is remarkably beautiful; and it would be hard not to love the Frederick Cardigan. But the two that really give me the wants are—
ABOVE: Charles Pullover is a big dream of a turtleneck with a gorgeous cable panel running each sleeve (knitted in my beloved Arranmore no less, and this is making me take a second look at that color)
BELOW: James Cardigan is a lovely slouchfest with an irresistible cable motif, dreamy in a nice tweedy grey (that appears to be Arranmore by another name?)
I already downloaded the whole set and am currently fantasizing about a James-Bellows mashup, which I would like to knit on my couch while wearing the turtleneck.
PREVIOUSLY in New Favorites: Aran-style hats
haha, i suspected this would be the subject of today’s post! glad to see the sweaters have claimed your heart as they’ve claimed mine, i’ll be casting on a james ASAP
The Charles Pullover is *everything*. Michele is amazing at cables but the lines that she creates even with cable-less patterns are amazing !!!!
Mmmm…that Jo Sharp yarn looks promising. And there are a couple of gorgeous greens ala Stella Tennant Turtle …
I’ve used that Jo Sharp yarn before. It really holds up without pilling. I love all tweeds. the Charles Pullover in that grape color is beautiful. I better learn to knit faster.
Yay, great to see jo sharp yarn being used. I also love the silkroad Aran tweed. I used it for my mrs garter: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/yarncycle/mrs-garter
Oooh Frederick is a nice menswear style cardigan. That might inspire me to do a cable sweater and possibly in a more neutral color than hot pink.
Why fight it?
You’re a bad influence 😂
I wasn’t sure if your next “New Favorites” would be this collection or the new JulieHoovers’s Sweater Club … ;-)
A few years ago I made her Rowe pattern. It took about 10 months to complete, but I’ve never loved a project more in the more than 60 years I’ve been knitting. Exquisite patterns, perfectly written directions.
Now, I can’t wait to knit these patterns!
She definitely writes great patterns. I’ve loved the ones I’ve done.
love them all I have downloaded the collection already !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh lord wow I was gonna cast on equus by Julie Hoover after the holidays but now I’m having second guesses
Such a great collection!!!!!! It’s a Benedict for me …. in the midnight yak …. my biggest yarn crush of the moment. I’m so inspired! This may call for a KAL ….
That sounds dreamy!
Fabulous collection indeed. I’m with you about that Charles pullover; it had me from the get-go. I can totally see myself constantly alternating between nestling into the collar and petting my arms to stroke those cables… Sigh.
I want it SO BAD.
I can see a James in my future. The first sweater I knit was Michelle’s Bedford – even as a novice I found her instructions very easy to follow and I got a really great result ( which is one of the few early attempts that hasn’t been frogged!). So I’m a big fan of Michelle Wang.
I love the charles pullover, I’m just not sure how such bulky sweater would look on me. My sweaters are all fitted and in fingering or lace weight yarn.
I was going to say it’s really not a bulky fabric, but I guess compared to fingering or lace weight it might seem positively chunky! But just think how snuggly …
I’m with you Anne – i was thinking you’d have to be quite slight to wear Charles well. Which I am not….
These are beautiful. I am not an “expert” when it comes to cabling and thought I might try this one named after your favorite needles-
That only has two cable rows — you can do it!
The Benedict and Charles pullovers are the stuff of dreams for me: oversized coziness, knit flat and seamed, CABLES…*le sigh*
And I’ve got enough of Wool & the Gang’s Feeling Good yarn to make either one…
How will you choose?
Close my eyes and point?
I’ve got quite a bit of Juniper Moon Farm’s “Moonshine” on hand. It’s a lighter worsted, but I think I’ll swatch a bit and see if I can make it work. It’s such a gorgeous yarn to knit with and to wear.
If it won’t work, fine: I’ll have an excuse to buy more yarn later.
OK, just when I thought I had re-prioritized my queue, you throw a wrench in the works with that berry-colored “Arranmore” you’ve been raving about with that turtle-neck pullover.! And then the James cardigan keeps screaming “Me, too!”. I just hope I come back as a (better/faster) knitter in my next life because there is no way I will ever get to everything on ever-changing to-do list!
Make mine Charles!
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