A New Project

As soon as my needles were free from my pink sweater, I started swatching for my new one. I came up with the idea while watching Penelope last December and I got the yarn for Christmas, but I wanted to work my way through my other projects before I got started on this one. The sweater is vaguely inspired by one from the movie which you can see at about 36 seconds into the terrible trailer below.

I originally sketched the sweater based on memory and it’s evolved a lot from my inspiration. I sketched the color change as being straight across the front rather than curved. I decided that I missed the softness that the curve gave the original sweater, but I also liked what I came up. I compromised and made the edge of the color transition scalloped so the sharp line was broken up a bit.


Once I had my swatch sorted out, I did all the annoying math and cast on. I think it’s going to be a really cute sweater.






10 responses to “A New Project”

  1. Ooo, I’m excited to see the finished product. Can we also figure out a way to make those green shoes she wears? … should’ve been a cobbler instead…

    1. Those shoes! I want them so bad along with all of her other costume pieces.

  2. Ooh! I love this, especially the scallops. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  3. Penelope is such a cute movie. I can’t wait to see more of your sweater!

  4. i’m excited to see your progress! I think it’s going to be cute too 🙂

  5. oooh this is going to be a good one. Hurry up and knit, I can’t wait to see it!

  6. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  7. can’t wait to see the finished sweater – love those colors together!

  8. Really nice transition between the colors. It reminds me of the cardigan that I’m at the moment is knitting 🙂

  9. This is one of my all-time favorite movies and I cannot even put into words how excited I am about this!

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