Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Sunnyside Baby Cardigan

I was SO thrilled when I found Tanis Fiber Arts' pattern and beautiful hand-dyed sock yarn at the 2012 Vogue Knitting convention in NYC.  Hand-dyed yarns with a bunch of wild colors are not my thing these days, but I go crazy over hand-dyeds that are sort of monochromatic.  I love subtle color changes and how they vary from slightly to very saturated in color.  Tanis really nails it.  And her free pattern for the Sunnyside Cardigan is exactly what I was looking for.  A simple cardigan with some cabling.  I needed something that is unisex since this one is for a "mystery baby" as I like to call them - my new niece or nephew who is due at the end of April!  As you may have noticed from the placement of the buttonholes, I am guessing it will be a BOY.

Visit Tanis Fiber Arts for your copy of the free pattern, and treat yourself to one of her incredible skeins.  I chose the Purple Label Cashmere blend sock yarn in color Dove.  See Tanis' amazing palette of colors here.

xo -k.

(Featured on in March 2012.)

(Still) On my needles: Cashmere Scarf

Remember this one?

Fifty-seven inches down, and that final skein is slowly shrinking.  Even though the pattern is very easy, I don't mind working on this one.   It is a treat to work with cashmere (a first for me) and the 8-row repeat is keeping me interested.  I have it memorized at this point, so it's a great, portable project.  I can sneak in a row or two when I'm waiting to pick up the boys, etc.

(February 11, 2012 - finished, thank goodness!)