Just for kicks, let's start with yarn 1: the worsted weight:
|Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran|
Y'all may know that I really have a thing for Debbie Bliss yarn. I love its hand. It's springy, soft and it knits a beautiful stitch with lovely tension. But it's not perfect. Depending on the weight, it has been known to split while knitting and, egad, does this shit GROW. I'm half inclined to knit the smallest size humanly possible for every project for which I use Debbie Bliss yarns. Some weights and blends of this yarn grow more than others. But they all stretch excessively, in my experience. So be prepared.
It's a mark of the great features of this yarn that I can't stop myself from buying it and figuring out work-arounds.
It's not so much a worsted as an aran, of slightly thicker gauge than your average mid-weight. That's to say that it knits up at 18 stitches per 4 inches vs 20 stitches per 4 inches. But I tend to knit loosely so 18 easily turns into 20. I'm going to call it a worsted for the purposes of whatever I choose to make with it, though I really would do best to consider the slightly-heavier-than-worsted weight of the yarn I've purchased.
Which brings me to part 2 of this exercise: the part where you get to provide your excellent feedback!
Here are the worsted / aran weight patterns I have favourited in Ravelry. Note: I've cross-referenced them with all of my book patterns so I've considered all of them (Other note: My link feature in Blogger appears to be totally screwed tonight, so pls. check out my Favourites in Ravelry for details on all of these. I will link in this post when things go back to normal):
|Asymmetrical Cabled Cardigan as modeled on the lovely Katy|
|The Inaugural Sweater|
|Mrs. Darcy Cardigan|
They're all cardigans of some description. That's because I always need a little sweater that can double as a jacket. No matter how many I buy or make, it's simply not enough!
Now, I've considered the feasibility of these against my shape. Some, IMO, are better than others. But they all seem workable, so I'm putting it to you.
In light of the colour, the weight of yarn, the drape (if you're familiar with this yarn) and the info I've provided in the previous post / what you know of my style, which of these do you like best for me. Conversely, feel free to tell me which you think would be least flattering. If you prefer another sweater altogether, please point me to it - I wanna see!
PS: I realize this post may seem self-involved, but I ask these questions in the interests of provoking your thoughts and feedback about the planning elements that work together to yield, theoretically, a successful finished product. It's not risk-laden to consider these matters on behalf of someone else, especially if this is a new approach to your knitting (or sewing, for that matter). And, of course, I welcome your valued input! So please, weigh in!