The sweater I'm mainly interested in is called Pure, and it looks like this.
The yarn is RYC Bamboo Soft, 100% bamboo (handwash only, grr), knits to 24sts x 30 rows. The neutral, charcoaly colour you see here is called Gypsum, and that's exactly the shade I want to make it in. I love the simplicity of this shape, the long sleeves and the wide boat neck. The neckline draws attention to the wearer's collar-bone & away from the midsection, while the long skirt is good if, like me, you're a bit apple-shaped and don't look so hot in cropped numbers. Pure looks like a versatile garment, it would look great with jeans or something smarter for work. It's my idea of a really wearable sweater.Something about this number also spoke to me. This is 'Sheer':
As you can see, it's a long tunic with a deep scoop neck. I like a lot of the same things about it as I do the Pure sweater: simple shape, long sleeves, flattering neckline, etc. It's a reversible garment, too, so you can have a more demure neckline with a scooped back if you want. Again, the yarn is RYC Bamboo Soft. I wouldn't do it in that pale colour, though. And that much knitting in grey-black might be a bit overwhelming too. Of the shades that Bamboo Soft comes in, I do like this one, called Pompadour:There's no doubt that Pure would look great in this shade, but then I definitely want to make Pure in Gypsum, and do I really want two versions of Pure? Probably not. An alternative would be to make Sheer in Pompadour. I really like Sheer but it needs to be made in the right colour. It's a big garment with a lot of unbroken, plain knitting. I don't want to end up looking like a cloud (so not white) or like I'm wearing some sort of funeral tent (so not black). So what about Pompadour. Is it the right shade for Sheer? Whaddya think?