One of my dearest friends asked me a while back to make her a long cardigan; something she could wear around the house, but also easily go out to town with. Something simple, cozy and elegant. I finally got around to catching up on all my current projects/orders, so now I can dedicate myself to this project.

I did play around with some ideas, and we both agreed on the type of cardigan this would be. I quickly put together a mood board as a reminder of where we are going with this project.

Images from Pinterest. Featured knitwear designers: LaurenAstonDesigns - Dreamy Oversized Cardigan; all other images are from boutique brands (L to R: Beginning Boutique, VICI, and The Mason Jar)   

The idea.

My friend wanted a piece in either pink tones or coffee. Her favorite color, and one she wears a lot and very well, is pink. After looking through the online shops for the right color, I finally decided to settle on a soft pink color that would complement her skin-tone and her wardrobe. The cardigan would be of a basic nature: no frills, no eye-catching ornaments. Something that she can wear to go shopping, for brunch, or just around the house without feeling over/under dressed. So stockinette stitch will be the main star of this cardigan! Because she is a tall (er) girl, we agreed that this would be a long cardigan. I am thinking more below the knee type of situation. 

The yarn.

I did settle on KnitPick's Daydream yarn in its Tulip shade. I think this will be perfect. The yarn is a blend of Superfine Alpaca (69%), Nylon (24%) and Merino Wool (7%). It is very soft and airy, as the fibers have been blown into a fine silky mesh. Each ball is rolled into 142 yards / 50g. I did order 10 balls of this yarn, and we will see how much this project actually requires.