Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday knitting pattern

I hate to admit I caught the odd Starsky and Hutch episode … but I was never a Team Starsky or Team Hutch devotee.

Best remembered, by me, from the show is this cardi (picture from Jango Wolof).

And my stash holds quite a few versions of it ... firstly from the ever popular Patons patterns.

The cardis were absolutely everywhere ... Cleckheaton/Lincoln also had a version this time with a matching hat.

And naturally enough the pattern mutated ... check out the blue version the woman on the top left is wearing in this Patons book ... and the two guys wearing a more direct lift of the 'Starsky and Hutch' version.

Cleckheaton/Lincoln also did this simpler version for women ... Miss C has one very similar to this in cream.

And I like the soft blue colour of this Sirdar pattern.

Even though Starsky and Hutch are NOT groovy in my book (they were referred to disparagingly at school recess as "Starkers and Muff"), the cardis are totally cool and very now.

And best of all they've given me a way of dating my pattern stash since there's nothing much in the books themselves ... Starsky and Hutch started in 1975 (when I was 15!).


Little Ted Canvas said...

They sure were everywhere, & I have to say, I loved it then & I love it now! So snug & comfy...

Tina said...

I remember that sweater :) As it is 100 degrees f here today I am not feeling the warm and cozy..but it would be fun to try in a couple of months.

m.e (Cathie) said...

ahh that cardi!! gee those pics look hilarious. one of those cardis would be perfect somedays though..not the hair though.