Oh, Schoodic Cardigan, why on earth did it take so long to finish you? I’m not the fastest sweater knitter ever, but I’m typically not this slow either! I started this cardigan back in early September as part of a sweater Knit-Along with Stash. I started out strong, but then got tripped up after realizing I messed up the cables when I was 4″ or so into the body. I decided to leave it as-is, but was annoyed with myself which led to the sweater WIP sitting in a corner for a bit while I worked on other things. Determined to finish by the KAL end date, I packed it up to bring with us on our trip back east. Thankfully, I had packed the rest of my yarn since we ended up being here a bit longer than anticipated! It was a great project to work on during those long days at the hospital and before I knew it I had a new sweater!
Pattern: Schoodic Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: The Fibre Company Acadia (a merino/baby alpaca/silk blend) in Oyster
Mods: I unintentionally changed the cable pattern a bit! Besides making some length changes to the body and sleeves, I knit the pattern exactly as written.
In the short time since I’ve finished this, it has become a staple in my wardrobe. And not just because I only have a small selection of clothes here with me or because I’ve been dealing with the northeast winter weather! Schoodic is a great cardigan to toss over a long sleeve tee and looks equally good with jeans as with yoga pants (another wardrobe staple as of late!).
The yarn was incredible to work with and I love the tweedy look of the silky yarn slubs. It has beautiful drape and just enough wool content to keep it’s shape.
My needles have been clicking away while Seth recovers, so I’ll have more to share soon!
Yikes. It’s sure been a while, hasn’t it?! I’ve been wanting to get back to this space for months, but every time I sat down to do a blog post there were so many projects to share I wasn’t sure where to begin. To be honest, I’m still not sure where to begin! Life has been a little crazy for the last month or so. We were back east visiting family at the beginning of December, and Seth took a bad fall rock climbing. To make a very long story short, he’s okay, but has a bad pelvic fracture (along with some other injuries) that has prevented us from returning to Oregon. While it’s really difficult to be away from home (and Sailor…oh, how we miss our Sailor!), we’re so grateful that it happened near family and we’ve been able to have their support through all of this. We’re staying with my parents until we’re able to travel back (hopefully around the first week in February).
All that to say, I’m hoping to start fresh in 2013 with this whole blogging thing! Thought I’d keep this post short, and show you some projects I finished up in late 2012 and early 2013:
Clockwise Starting at top left: Autumn Bloom in The Fibre Company Road to China Worsted, Either/Or Mittens in Anzula For Better or Worsted, Brooklet in Pigeonroof Studios Siren 2 Sock, Schoodic in The Fibre Company Acadia, and Hendreary in Anzula For Better or Worsted
A few random notes: Anzula yarns rock. They’re a relatively new arrival at Stash, and we’ve all fallen head-over-heels in love with all of their yarns. For Better or Worsted is a Merino/Cashmere/Nylon worsted-weight blend and it is completely scrumptious. Doing a 260+ stitch provisional cast-on (I’m lookin’ at you Brooklet Cowl) and then unpicking it to do a 3-needle bind off is not high on my list of things I’d like to repeat in the near future.
As for the Schoodic Cardigan, the goal is to get pictures tomorrow (my good camera is back in Oregon, but I have a decent point-and-shoot with us that took all day to locate) and dedicate the next blog post to the new sweater!
Hope you all had a lovely holiday season and 2013 is treating you well so far!