Friday Inspiration. Carlo Volpi.

//Friday Inspiration. Carlo Volpi.

Friday Inspiration. Carlo Volpi.

First of all I would love to say huge Thank You for all your words of support and kindness on my last post! I appreciate it with all my heart!

As my first weekend as an unemployed lady ๐Ÿ™‚ is approaching, I am picking up my yarn and diving into new projects. Something extraordinary happened. For the first time of our 8 year romance, my husband said these 4 most important words in any knitter’s life: “Knit me a sweater.” I. Can’t. Believe. It. Does he really want a sweater or he just wants to keep my head and hands busy? ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, I did some research and found an amazing guy, Carlo Volpi, who creates gorgeous knitwear pieces.

Handmade Knitwear


A graduate of The Royal College of Art, Carlo creates unique sweaters in his London studio. “Characterisedย by an electric clash of rich colours, bold textiles and intricate stitch structures, Carlo Volpi’s knitwear takes inspiration from pop imagery and urban cultural landscapes.”

Handmade Knitwear


I love how Carlos experiments with color and basic stitches mixing them up in one garment. My favorite one would be Probe-1 from COLLECTION OOO. Knit from lambswool and merino, the sweater mesmerizes with its geometry.

Handmade Knitwear


Well, I may be inspired by these sweaters, but my husband is far from it: “No way I am wearing it”. So,ย I am in search of classic, preferably as boring as possible men sweater patterns ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy your weekend!

By | 2016-04-10T08:45:19+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Knitting Inspiration|8 Comments


  1. Zeta July 18, 2015 at 1:21 am - Reply

    What a challenge! I remember when I knitted a sweater for my F. I let him chose the pattern, he ended up in 2 because he liked the body in one and the neckline in the other. I knitted it in the round so he could try it on during the whole process, I followed every single one of his demands and he never ever wore it!!!! I’m planning to rip it off so I’ll make myself a cardigan.
    I hope you’ll be luckier than me in this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Alina July 18, 2015 at 7:50 am - Reply

      Haha!!! Men are awful, right?! My husband told me – well, if I don’t like it, we can always buy one in Walmart. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice.

  2. alexis July 18, 2015 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Haha! I totally love those sweaters too, but like your husband, mine would never wear something like that. I’ve never knit my husband a sweater, as he’s one of those people who is always warm.

    • Alina July 18, 2015 at 7:51 am - Reply

      I’ve never knit him a single item too ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, we’ll see how it works out!

  3. alexis July 18, 2015 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Oh, and not that this sweater is boring, but I loved this sweater that Tanis of TFA made for her husband:

    maybe that could inspire you.

    • Alina July 18, 2015 at 7:53 am - Reply

      Yes, I saw this project! So beautiful and inspiring, but again – just for me ๐Ÿ™‚ All he wants is basic 2*2 rib all over the sweater.

  4. Pat July 18, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Umm, my son agreed with your husband. Happy for you that the needles are busy again.

    • Alina July 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      Ok, men are in full agreement! ๐Ÿ™‚

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