I am participating in Elizabeth's 6 piece seasonal sew-a-long, in order to encourage myself to complete some work clothes.
Living in a subtropival climate, in winter, I wear much the same clothes to work as I do for the rest of the year (air conditioning is a good thing for work), that being trousers and a woven top, but I also need another layer for the trip there and back, all 10 minutes of it :). The terrible length of this commute has often lead to travel in my shirtsleeves, but this can be rather chilly if I have to collect a child, or do the grocery shopping on my way home.
I knit myself a new cardigan for these occasions. It is beautifully warm, and took about 10 hours to knit (2 yarns, large needles), but I am afraid it is rather too casual and shapeless/arty for a work look.
I am wearing it over the new work trousers and the Burda style 09-2010 skivvy, but I think in real life the bottom half will be jeans. (I don't wear skivvies to work, but the new blouse is in the wash, having performed successfully yesterday). the cardigan is symmetrical at the bottom, I think it is the rolling edge and the way I have pinned it that make it look a bit uneven in this photo.
The yarns are Jo Sharp mohair knit together with Aslan Trends Artesenal, a cotton/wool/alpaca blend. The pattern is from Jo Sharp Knit 10. The only shaping is in the yoke, but I did add a little shaping to the sleeve.
I am vaguely thinking of a proper jacket, but I still have a perfectly good one from 2008 .10 minutes a day, for about 8 weeks of winter per year is not very hard on my jacket collection. It is a good thing I only own one structured jacket, I think that gives me the perfect excuse to make another one - the need for variety.