Friday, August 18, 2006

Cabled Cardigan

I've started a new project! As we move toward fall (but not fall weather here in hot Texas) I was thinking about my stash, which seems to be exploding out of its container. When that happens, I go on a yarn diet. So, any project I work on has to come from the stash.

I've had this nice Missions Falls 1824 cotton for a while and was interested in finding something to use it for. Then I saw the new Knit Simple magazine:

I love cables right now, so this cardigan was appealing. It is an easy knit as well, which should get me back into the swing of things for fall knitting. Here's another view:

There are, however, two challenges to this knit:

1. I'm using cotton. Will it be too heavy? Too hard to work with? So far, it seems fine, as Mission Falls cotton has a light twist. The stitches have good definition, as well.

2. I only had 10 skeins of yarn. There is no way that this dye lot is available--Mission Falls was discontinued and then recontinued. The color is available, so I'm taking my chances on the new dye lot.

Here's the first 4 inches. Again, a fast an easy knit. Notice the two skeins? Those are from two different lots. They are fairly close in color, and I am alternating the two dye lots every other row. So far, so good.

Cabled Cardigan
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

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