When I spotted this burgundy Ultra Alpaca yarn at my yarn store, I knew immediately that I needed to make a v-neck cardigan from it. I didn’t know where that thought came from. Sometimes the yarn just speaks to you, and sometimes you’re subconsciously remembering something you admired in a similar color. In this cardigan’s case, I think there was a bit of the latter.
The other day I was knitting away on this sweater while catching up on the second season of Call the Midwife, and I suddenly realized where my burgundy, v-neck cardigan idea might have come from! The midwives wear plain stockinette, v-neck cardigans in a similar color over their pale blue uniforms. I had been watching the first season a few weeks before I bought this yarn, and I have a sneaking suspicion that it might have given me that idea I had in the yarn store. It’s funny how inspiration can work like that.