Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A New Cardi

I bet you guys think I really love cardigans, don't you? I've started my 3rd adult cardi. It's Project 19 from Vogue Knits Fall 06, aptly named Cable Cardigan. The original pattern calls for Trendsetter Kashmir yarn, and at $25 a ball, that just wasn't going to happen. (The pattern calls for something like 10 ballls). Anyway, I'm substituting Knitpicks Wakashan 100% Baby Alpaca. Much more affordable. We'll see how the thing drapes.

I've finished the back and the front left panel, and am almost to the armhole shaping of the front right panel. At this point, I have discovered some shaping mistakes I made on the left front, not to mention the big boo-boo in the first row of cables. Did you notice it? Well, I can't live with the errors, so when I finish the front right, I'm going to frog the front left, and fix those problems.

I'll wait until the whole thing is done before I decide on whether I want to make the belt or not. It's getting really Spring-ish here, so I probably won't get a chance to wear this one very much. We are going to Chicago in May. It'll probably be cool enough there to wear an alpaca sweater, don't cha think?


vtwopoint5 said...

You find the neatest patterns! I love cables.

Predicting midwest weather for May is easy. There will be some of everything at some point! It does seem likely that you'd be able to wear it at least in the evenings if you're there during a warm spell.
Although warm is relative. You might like wearing the sweater when I would be in shorts and flip flops :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you've been busy. I loved that cardi when I first saw it...maybe I'll get to it, one of these days. Ha!

Definitely take it to Chicago; but even if you don't get to wear it then, winter will come around again & you'll have it ready.

Noreen's said...

HI, it's Noreen! Hadn't visited in a while and thought it was about time I did!

Susan said...

You knit fast, woman! Looks great, and yay for the yarn substitution.

As for Chicago in May? Could be 85, could be 55, could be both in the same day. The first commenter has it right- it's all relative. Pack the sweater, just in case.

Yarnswatch said...

Thanks so much for your comments on my blogs ( and I've left you responses there, but thought I'd come check your blog, too. I'm glad I did, because I love that sweater you're doing! Also, happy belated birthday. I'm right behind you, as I turned 41 in Dec. I'm in Indianapolis, and it's definitely cool enough here for sweaters into May, at least at night, so Chicago should be a go for your sweater in May.

sandra said...

Waw - you are fast! And that cardi is beauty (though I would pick orange yarn!)

hesira said...

Well, I knitted Sienna in orange, so I went with black. There was a cherry red I ALMOST used, but I chickened out! LOL