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Knit Charlotte: “The Science of Sleep”

November 17, 2015


knit the look

left: Kingston Sweater © good night, day , right: Handspun Yarn © Yospun


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

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 15, 2016 2:57 pm

    Beautiful Sweater Idea. Thank you for thinking of Yospun Yarn for the project, I appreciate the creativity and your blog is just lovely.

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