I´m a little worried, starting work and painting my house has taken a lot of my time lately. I´m still working on the second sleeve with only a week to go… I haven´t even decided how to finish it…. and I´m using a 2.5 mm hook!
That is the question. After many disputes about it I decided to go against all objections because this cardi just yelled out for the zipper. I ´m not the biggest zipper fan for knit and crochet cardigans but this time I stand by my decision! I love it!
Tune in tomorrow for the whole results of June 🙂
I cant say I enjoyed this project, but mostly because of the time constraint. I am already looking forward to making a speckled/hue version of the cardigan later… (when I have time). Boy did it make a dent in my ever growing stash. I have so many little balls of luxury yarn that I just cannot bring myself to through away and this project used them all. The design consist of a slip stitch pattern, so your just working one color at a time, of two rows with three different color bases.
The main base: 2,5 skeins of lovely Einrúm, a lopi/silk blend as my base that I bought to make a sweater that I later scrapped.
second base: all sorts of fingering and sport white and off white yarn used in various baby projects.
all sorts row – grays, yellows and multicolored yarn mostly Madeline Tosh.
Tomorrow I have a photo shoot date with my lovely friend Vaka, cannot wait to show you.
An extremely exciting month…. I love using my stash, because I have an awesome stash, the first issue of The Knit Police is ready and we have a Knitting festival weekend ahead of us 🙂 🙂 🙂
The best part though is…. wait for it….. I´m wearing the June cardigan in the first issue of The Knit Police!
P.s. these skeins are only the first ones I have chosen…
Happy June! Cannot believe this is our sixth month! We are half way there.
Stash busting, really looking forward to this one. I’m actually very diligent on giving away my stash to charity… but I ´m a bit more dingy on my more luxurious stash like hand dyed yarns or cashmere. So for june I ´ m designing a sweater that can incorporate as much or as little of your stash to make a beautiful sweater. Using all those little balls of yarn you just can´t find it in you to give away.