Cathode

Have you ever seen a pattern and said “what a preposterous garment.  I would never wear it in public, non-knitters wouldn’t get it” . . . and knit it anyway?

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Meet Cathode. It’s completely preposterous and non-knitters don’t get it. Heck, even knitters don’t get it. Just ask the new SnB I’ve been going to (God bless them for humoring me so 😉 ).

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I don’t hate it. I actually kind of like it. The superdeep ribbing with extreme negative ease makes it about as flattering as any sweater with bulky boucle could be.

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Look at that negative ease! It doesn’t even look like a sweater when not being worn, it looks more like a washed-up sea creature.

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The thing that makes it cross the line from simply odd to utterly bizarre is that collar. It looks particularly weird from the back.

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The real reason I knit this, I guess, is that Artful Yarns Circus was on sale at Woolcott about three years ago when I was living in Cambridge. I completely fell in love with the colors, and Cathode was the most obvious use for it. I found this yarn to be a real bear to work with – it was so fluffy that it was much easier to pierce the stitch than to knit it properly.  The finished product is very warm though, even with the short sleeves.

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Oh, who am I kidding? It doesn’t make any sense (at all!) but I like it anyway.

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18 thoughts on “Cathode

  1. It’s too funny. It makes me think at the “Confessions of a Shopaholic” I don’t know if you read the book, but at one point she bought a sweater with two collars…
    Too funny!!

  2. I like Cathode. On you. I’d never wear it. I think I would feel like a clown even if I didn’t look like one. Know what I mean?

    I do like it on you though.

  3. Too funny! I like that you’re embracing its oddness! I actually kind of like it…but I’m partial to things that non-knitters don’t get!

  4. What a great post (& pics!) You’re rocking that collar 😉 The yarn and the color are great.

    P.S. Saw you & Foliage mentioned in Knitter’s Review this a.m. YAY!!!

  5. Cute sweater! I can see where non-knitters wouldn’t get the collar/design, but the collar reminds me of a superhero cape, in a totally understated way.

    Also, that color is fabulous on you!

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