Here she is…
I had several concerns with this sweater the more I knit it. I was worried that the color would be too hard to wear and that I would have a hard time finding anything to wear with it. But I found this shirt in Kara’s closet and she has graciously now bequeathed it to me. Got to love sisters.
Pattern : Molly Ringwald
Source : Knitscene Fall 2006
Yarn : Classic Silk by Classic Elite Yarns, #6947 Colbalt, 4 balls
Needles : US 6 Straights
Size : 37
Mods : None
Overall, I do like this knit. It is a specialty sweater and not one I see me wearing often but it is something fun and different and I am glad I knit it. Plus it is fast. Just took me a couple of weeks and would have been much faster if I had solely knit it.
Only thing left to wonder about is, who came up with the name Molly Ringwald? What an odd name for a sweater. I guess it does evoke a bit of 80’s teen drama. Sort of. But hey, the 80s are back right?
The following 23 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
It is totally cute to the max! You and Molly look so darling together, but I am not biased at all…
Verrry cute. Maybe the Molly Ringwald ref was because the model was in pink? That had me confused, too.
yay pictures! i love it! it looks so adorable on, and the colour is really lovely. you knit that up really quickly, i’m impressed. i could definately see me wearing that top *especially in some silk yarn. mmm…
It looks great! And the shirt is perfect with it!
You’re all too young to remember the 80s well;-)
It is totally something Molly would wear in one of her movies. The color is perfect for jeans and you’ll find other things you can wear it with, too. It looks fun to wear and great on you!
Congrats on finishing the sweater – it looks great! The whole “ensem” does remind me of something Molly would wear in any of those 80’s “classics.” 🙂
That is very cute! The sleeves are really interesting. Must have been fun to knit
CUTE!! the blue is perfect for you. totally love the photography.
Looks so kewl. I was casting on for this a coupla of weeks ago. Then I lost the magazine, so now I have to wait until i get another copy. I agree, totally 80’s, totally rad, totally hot! Good job!
Such a cute sweater! It turned out great. I don’t see why you couldn’t wear the sweater without a shirt underneath it? Especially going into fall when there’s Indian summer? I love the color too.
*I’m* not too young to remember the 80’s! Molly Ringwald was my first TV crush… well, her or the princess from Voltron.
It does look very Molly — moreso in the pink than in the blue. But I like your blue one better! Why does it need a shirt under it at all? Do the shoulders slip off without one? I think it would look cute both ways. Well done!!
It looks awesome. Nice job!
so cute! Love the sleeves, and its a great color. : )
very very sweet! It looks GREAT on you.
That’s such a pretty sweater and it looks fantastic on you!
it looks great! it took you a couple of weeks, really? it seemed faster than that! i just might have to pick up a copy of knitscene now.
Oooh, cute! Love it with the shirt!
You know, I could never figure out why they called that sweater “Molly Ringwald” either. But it still looks grrrreat on you!
Darling…love the color and the style…you are amazing!
Oh that is so so so cute! I guess Molly in her heyday would have worn something like that. Especially in breakfast club.
Very cute! I bought the new knitscene after I went to JoAnn and remembered seeing this post.
Also, I think it’s called Molly Ringwald because the one in the magazine is pretty in pink. 😉
Adorable!!! I must admit when I read “Molly Ringwald is Done” I thought I was connecting to an article about something our beloved 80’s starlet had done to make us hate her….