Monday, December 17, 2007

The Holiday Sweater

A big project is brewing at the moment. "The Holiday" sweater.

The one Cameron Diaz wore in the movie The Holiday. Its funny...the ONLY reason I even saw the movie was because my friend told me that Cameron Diaz was wearing a Louis Vuitton Coat that we both fell in love with during one of our window shopping outings to the Vuitton flagship store last year. It was a winter white wool coat with wonderful details. So I rented the movie, drooled over the coat, again, and then swooned over the sweater.

I quickly discovered I was not the only one in love with the wardrobe choices in that movie. Web searches revealed that the sweater was a cashmere TSE cardigan, but it doesn't seem to exist anywhere else in the virtual world (much like the Louis Vuitton coat).

Anyway, the film was on the other night and I was reminded how much I want that sweater. Surprisingly, it looks knit-able. So I swatched the smaller cable motif and am figuring out the larger one, which looks like a more spread out version of the smaller motif. There is really nice shaping detail on the back as well.

Its a good project to start off the new year. I'll work out the details over the holiday and aim to get knitting after the break.

5 comments:

BeanMama said...

I, too, went all numb when I saw her wardrobe. It almost outshone the movie (it didn't, but it came close!!) That cabled sweater had me drooling. Are you working out a pattern for it? Squee!

theShizzKnit said...

Nice blog! Do pleease drop me a note if you figure the pattern for the Tse Sweater, it was the best part of the movie!

Hattie said...

Ohhhh boy, I want that sweater! I've been trying to find a good pic so I can re-create it! I'll be staying tuned to see how you do. ;)

Digital Leaf said...

hattie: I actually I had to take screen shots from the film just to get some better pics of the sweater.
I'll be posting more info soon.

Shari A. said...

I just heard from a friend that TSE is reproducing the white cable knit sweater worn by Cameron Diaz in the movie this Fall!!!! Email info@tsecashmere.com to be put touch with their customer service department.