In every pattern book we publish, there are several things that I want to make. However, like you, my knitting time is limited. Instead my mental queue of things I am ‘going to make someday’ just grows and grows (along with my WIP pile). But there is always one pattern that really appeals to me. In our newest collection Unwind, that pattern is Abide by Tonia Barry.
I love cables. I always have and always will. There, I said it (now that is on the internet I will never be able to deny it - not that I ever would have). I also seem to be having a mini love affair with shawl collared cardigans lately. I just can’t seem to get enough of them.
Put those two together and you have the Abide Cardigan.
I love everything about this cardigan. I love the cables, the shawl collar, the color the sample is knit in (6006 Wolf)…even the buttons we used for the sample. For me, it’s the perfect cardigan - interesting to make, yet not so simple that it is boring. And easy to wear! This timeless cardigan will fold into anybody’s wardrobe flawlessly. It is simple to dress up or down depending on the occasion.
But maybe cardigans aren’t your thing. That’s ok! Tonia also designed an Abide Pullover.
Using the same cable motifs, she designed a crew neck pullover that is perfect for both men and women.
Both pieces are knit in Vista, part of our MountainTop Collection. All the yarns in this collection are spun from natural, undyed fibers, creating some very gorgeous shades of beiges, grays and browns. For me that is great because my two favorite colors are black and gray. But some of you might be thinking that you would love to see either (or both) of these pieces in something more colorful. May I suggest Color by Kristin? It is the same gauge and, like Vista, it holds cables beautifully. Between the two yarns you have 34 colors to choose from. Honestly – that is probably the hardest decision you will have to make.
There are a few of us who are planning on making this pattern here at CEY, so don’t be too surprised if you see a WIP Wednesday that features an Abide in the near-ish future.