I knitted with two very different yarns today. This afternoon I was volunteering at the hospital, which gave me time to start a project with the Fibranatura Sea Song. I would say this is a DK weight and it feels like regular cotton (no seaweed smell!).
Last night at knit night at Kelowna Yarn and Needlecrafts I saw a project made by one of the other ladies that I thought would be just perfect for the Sea Song. She told me that the pattern was called Multnomah (when you get to HelloKnitty’s site, click on the square on the top right of the page to get the pdf). I printed out the free pattern this morning, took it with me to the hospital along with the yarn and needles, and got started.
Because my yarn is heavier than that used in the pattern, I am using US#8 needles (5mm) to achieve a lacy effect.
I couldn’t decide which one of these photos showed the colour better so I uploaded both.
This evening, it was back to the chunky acrylic. And here… TA DA… is the finished (except for the buttons) Diamond Yoke Cardigan.
I’m glad it’s done. I love finishing things. It fits OK. I was pleased with my idea to hem the steeks down with buttonhole stitch. I wish I could block it as it’s a little lumpy. I will chuck it in the washer and dryer and hope for the best. The yarn is soft already but it’ll probably get softer in the dryer.
If I had to give it marks out of ten, it’d probably get a 7. Not perfect, but wearable. Good for cool evenings (which we’re still having, thankfully). And cardigans go with skirts too.