Saturday, July 13, 2013

Blue


My mother asked me to knit her a cardigan. The last cardi I knit for her was the Adult Surprise Jacket, which Ravelry tells me I made in September 2009. She wears it all the time, and being garter stitch it’s a bit stretched out and made of largely orange Noro. Basically I think it makes her look a bit like an Ompa Loompa, but she loves it, which is the point, I guess.
 
Anyway, I wanted a really beautiful, glowing colour for her next cardigan, and the other week I saw Wollmeise had DK in the update. I’ve been wanting to try the DK for ages, so I ordered three skeins in Stella Polaris.
 
 
Well. The colour is a breathtakingly beautiful shade of blue. When I cast on the feel of it made me want to never put it down. This yarn is smooth and glowing and due its construction super round. I may well be haunting the Friday night updates to buy some for myself – if I have enough leftovers to do the stripes Ysolda’s Keyhole  jumper is calling my name.
 
I’m knitting Calligraphy by Hannah Fettig,   which looks like a straightforward top down raglan. The only thing is, the first instructions where to cast on 106 stitches and knit in 2 by 2 rib for 7 inches. And after the travelling Sweater I swore be a long time until I knit 2 x2 rib again!  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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