Winter Woods Annie cardigan
I am skiing every day if there is snow, evenings are for working. I see so many colors in the winter woods, bright paprika orange and chartreuse patches of lichen, all shades of brown taupe and silvery grey. Rusty branches and pale blue skies. I sometimes see the same family of deer. There are moose, fox, wild boar, and rabbit tracks criss crossing, and sometimes using the same trails that I am.
I am bringing the magic of the woods to you. Breathe deeply, stay still for a moment, meditate on the amazing colors you see and relax your mind.
When I was a teenager, I had an embroidered dress and shirt from Guatemala. Each had a small bit of embroidery finished in a completely different color. I assumed that they ran out of thread until I learned that there are many cultures world wide that follow the principal; only God is perfect, so you add a bit of human imperfection to not insult but honor that.
When I was a knitwear designer for Christine Foley Knitwear in San Francisco, I always had to add one of these “mistakes” to my work. I am now living in such a beautiful, spiritually inspiring place, that I thought it would be a good thing to return to that ages old tradition. My knits will now have a bit of stray yarn lint thrown in. If you happen to see it, realize you are perfect just the way you are, and smile.
I knit with a combination of kid mohair, silk and cotton to make unique ombre color blends. The sweater ends up very light weight, yet fluffy and warm. Perfect for travelling, it easily compacts and travels well.
This is an oversize one size fits just about all look. This will be long on you, like a coat that will elegantly cover everything and leave your legs looking slender. If you are petite, please let me know and I can knit an XS/S for you.
width: 62cm (24 1/2″)
length at center back: 80 cm (31 1/2″)
center back to end of sleeve: 81 cm (32″)