Knit Charlotte: “The Science of Sleep”
I get my knitting inspiration from some unlikely places. Unfortunately, I have reached the point where I have more than enough sweaters for myself. But…. if I hadn’t….
For one reason or another, Charlotte Gainsbourg has played characters dressed in wonderful knitwear. Exhibit A: the multicolored sweater from “The Science of Sleep”. It would be easy to knit it by modifying slightly Tara-Lynn Morrison’s Kingston Sweater (pattern available on her new book, coming soon). Make the sleeves a little longer, and the body a little tighter and voilà, you got yourself a Gainsbourg version. As for yarn, go with a single ply next-to-skin-soft wool, with a thick’n thin effect if you like extra texture. If you’re a spinner, you could easily make the perfect yarn using some painted roving. Alternatively, you can pick a bulky single ply yarn in your favorite colorway. This one in the picture is from Yospun and I think it approximates the sweater’s palette pretty well.
P.S. This post was inspired by Fringe Association’s “Knit the Look” series