I've been keeping busy! After finishing my Amigurumi Baby Birds and a few crocheted hats for lots of babies I've moved on to some exciting, new knitting projects. First and foremost, I'm knitting a fantastic Cardigan for my Aunt. I've never done a project like this one before; it's like a hybrid sweater, half blanket, half sweater (slanket?)
The Pattern is Chloe Cardigan by Jo Storie, I've already knitted about 4" and it seems to be a pretty simple, yet time consuming project due to the Mistake Rib stitches for the entire back portion. I have a feeling I'm going to be watching a lot of Halloween movies to knit through this big ol' project.
I'm using Knit Picks CotLin as my yarn for this project. It is 70% Cotton and 30% Linen. I've never used this yarn before but it seems to be knitting up well with a nice sheen to it. It's definitely going to be a Spring and Fall sweater, the cotton is light and breathable and very easy to work with. It also shows off the stitch definition really well which I think will translate nicely to future cable work.
My other October project is this fantastic Cowl I'm making, just for me! It is called Superb Infinity Scarf and it's by Anne G.
It is a super simple brioche stitch (which I've never done before, I had no idea it was so easy!) And it's whipping together really quick because it's done on huge needles. I'm knitting mine on size 13's.
Also, I'm in love with the yarn I'm using. I want to knit an entire bedspread out of it, it's so soft and warm and magical! It's called Chalet by Classic Elite Yarns, it's 70% baby Alpaca and 30% Bamboo. I'm totally pumped that I discovered it and I definitely plan to invest in some more soon.
Isn't yarn just magical!?
I hope you enjoyed getting caught up on some of my crafty shenanigans, I'll keep you updated on sweater progress and post some pictures of my finished cowl when I get there.
Thanks for reading!
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