A Texturilicious Start!

After a successful stripey top, it’s time for a new project! The project on my needles right now is a cardigan for my sis that I started this week.

Earlier, I mentioned a delicious orange yarn that we thought of working with, but I couldn’t really come up with something that would do justice to the yarn, so we put it aside. And, ahem, we bought some new yarn for her cardigan. πŸ˜€ This is Nako Pirlanta, the same yarn that I used for a shawl for my sis, so I guess she likes this one!

Texturilicious Cardigan

The color this time is Almond, though it doesn’t remind me of any almond I’ve seen. πŸ˜› It’s still a gorgeous color, though. I’ve abandoned the vertical stripes plan for this project, and have gone with a lot of dense textures instead. The cardigan is raglan style, with simple eyelet-infused cables running along the raglan. The sleeves are seed stitch, and the body comprises of seed stitches and slipped-stitch ribs. I think I’ll have a better picture to put up when I make actual progress on it. πŸ™‚

This is supposed to be a winter project, and I’m knitting it combination style to see if I notice an increase in my speed. Even so, I’m not sure how fast I can knit it so it’s ready to wear this winter — even late winter. I’ll just do my best!

14 thoughts on “A Texturilicious Start!

        1. Oh yes, it’s definitely keeping me on my toes right now! I’m guessing it’ll become more monotonous after I split the sleeves from the body, but hey, that’s for future me to tackle. πŸ˜‰

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  1. If you have enough distance across the body of your sweater, you can do your sleeves two at a time on a single large circular needle. or failing that, do perhaps 10 or 20 rows on each sleeve and then transfer them to the big needle to do two at a time. You have to split them top and bottom, though. That’s the only way they’ll fit on the needles. The tgreat thing about two at a time sleeves is that when you’re done knitting them, you’re done!

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    1. That’s an awesome idea, and one that I used for an older cardigan. Completely different reason however – I was running out of yarn, and wanted equally-sized sleeves while using the yarn to its fullest. πŸ˜…
      The older cardigan was smaller, though. You’re right about splitting the sleeves top/bottom for this larger one. You make me wonder if I should just make the sleeves first this time. ☺


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