Ask and Ye Shall...

A little over a year ago, we collectively drooled over sweater #2, a classic by Pringle of Scotland:

cabled sweaters nytimes

...and here we have the original. Now Lion Brand has offered us a sop-rag knockoff with which to stylishly wipe our chins. Cue (or queue, Ravelers) the Cable Luxe Tunic [non-ravelers click here]:

lion brand pringle sweater

Like others, I am ready to admit that Lion Brand is slowly getting itself together.

UPDATE: WOW, I am SOOO behind the curve on this one! Olgajazzy compiled this army of knockoffs last month, and check out Miss Twiss' asymmetrical cardigan version complete with pattern!

And also getting itself together - the lower body of the TYC is complete:

Tangled Yoke Cardigan
Posted by jess at October 8, 2007 9:21 PM | TrackBack

I'm actually drooling over sweater #4 in the first picture. I'm trucking through the garter rib on my TYC. Yours is looking great!

Posted by: Lisa at October 8, 2007 10:49 PM

Rebecca 34 has a turtleneck version of that sweater that I like even better than the lion brand. You can only see a little a little bit of it on the preview at their website, but posted a picture of it a little while back. Actually, you've reminded me that I have been meaning to buy that myself...

Posted by: kelly at October 9, 2007 8:36 AM

I would never have believed that Lion Brand was responsible for that sweater. It's so nice!

Posted by: Marlena at October 9, 2007 8:55 AM

I have just posted about the Pringle knockoffs (13 of them and counting! Lion Brand, Rebecca, Phildar, Bouton d'Or and so on) on my blog. It's in French but you can follow the links and check the pictures if you're interested.

Posted by: Urraca at October 9, 2007 9:38 AM

i was actually very surprised at lion brand's offerings in their last catalog. even the vanna's choice yarn isn't so bad. would make a nice yarn for afghans.

Posted by: gleek at October 9, 2007 9:42 AM

I know.... dont tell me about drool. I love this sweater. Still waiting on the ravelry invite though.

Posted by: knit, crochet, stitch, stick at October 9, 2007 12:39 PM

Knock offs of the Pringle sweater are every where (including Old Navy and Gap)!!!

This Pringle sweater inspired me to pick up needles again and venture into knitting sweaters instead of just scarves. LOVE cables!

Will have to try the Lion Brand pattern ko but in Wool Ease? Dunno...

Thank you for your blog!

Posted by: gigi at October 9, 2007 2:25 PM

The tyc is looking great. Man that's a whole lot of stockingknit! :P Love the color though! It will be so worth it.

Posted by: preita at October 9, 2007 3:17 PM

I wonder if a few young, hip designers are catching on to the fact that Lion Brand pays a good amount of money for patterns these days...

Posted by: elizabeth at October 9, 2007 6:26 PM

I'm drooling all kinds of all over the place! I'm in love...must add to queue...

Posted by: Carrie at October 9, 2007 6:40 PM

Yes, I'd been following Miss Twiss' progress... And now I'm dying to knit my own version! Are you going to make one too?

Posted by: Veronique at October 10, 2007 12:24 PM

I was also surprised and impressed by the last Lion Brand catalog I got, despite all the Vanna. The styling was light years better than what I've seen in other knitting catalogs. (yeah Knit Picks, I'm lookign at YOU. How do you manage to make everything look so dumpy?)

It's a beautiful sweater, but I fear it would make me look like a circus tent.

Posted by: Katy at October 10, 2007 2:14 PM

Hello Girls across the ocean; check this one on the left!


Posted by: Ceciloo at October 11, 2007 1:37 PM

Sorry for the wrong link! I just wanted to show you a sweater in the last winter magazine that look very similar to the Lion brand one!

You can check on the phildar site!

Posted by: Ceciloo at October 11, 2007 1:43 PM

Thanks for that! I went and immediately added the Lion Brand one to my (already excessively long) Ravelry queue!

Posted by: Leslie at October 13, 2007 9:15 AM

Wow - Lion Brand is really starting to offer some interesting things ...

Posted by: Kate at October 13, 2007 10:00 AM

I too have been lusting after that Pringle sweater! I bought a retail version and now I can't wait to make one! Thanks for the links!

Posted by: Emily/ Five Flowers at October 14, 2007 10:33 AM

Niiiice! I just queued the sweater. Thank you.

Posted by: Cognitive Crafter at October 18, 2007 10:02 AM


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