Friday, 11 May 2018
Winter has finally gone (it took its time) and the cardigan I have lived in for several months is now a little too warm for comfort. It is time to make a lighter version, so I have been playing at yarn mixing again.
The dusky pin fleck in the foreground is a wool and cotton mix. I found bag of ten balls at my local wool shop. It was an end of line, so it was reduced, and I wasn't sure how far ten balls would go. Rather than risk not having enough for a complete cardigan, I decided to use some of the yarns I already had. Out came the raspberry and the grey random yarn that I used in the winter cardigan.
Once I set to with the knitting I quite liked the tweedy effect and the overall pinkishness of it, very different from the grey blend of the winter cardigan.
Essentially I am knitting the same cardigan all over again, just in different yarns, and this time I shall actually write down what I am doing a little more carefully. At the end of it I might even have a proper pattern to share.