Kelp Cardigan


Yesterday afternoon I started a cardigan in fingering weight wool, Quince and Co's Tern which I have knit with before for this cardigan.  I've been wearing this cardigan a lot through the winter and I love how if feels.  Last Christmas (2012) I received seven skeins of Tern in the kelp colorway from my husband (how did he know?) as a gift and it has  been sitting in my basket waiting for me.  On a whim, I wound two skeins yesterday, already dreaming of THE cardigan for this winter.


I adore the color and believe this will be a sweater to wear through many seasons because of the wool silk blend. The yarn has spring, lovely depth of color dyeing and a beautiful subtle sheen.


I chose the Ann Budd book of Top Down Sweaters for my guidance.  I've decided on a raglan shaping and as I knit this sweater, I'll add a few design elements here and there as the knitting spirit inspires me.  Ravelry page is here


Comments

  1. Such a beautiful color! I look forward to seeing photos of your sweater in progress! :-)

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  2. I'm itching to buy some Quince and Co. yarn but I have to restrain myself. I'm anxious to see something knit from that book since I just got it too. Happy Knitting Karen!

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  3. I love Tern, it's a favorite here too. And that color?! Oh Karen, it is going to be so beautiful on you with your coloring. I admire your 'knitting spirit' and can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  4. What lovely yarn! Can't wait to see it all knit up. I love that book too - I've only every checked it out of the library (repeatedly), perhaps it is time to buy my own copy :)

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  5. Can't wait to see it progress! The color is great.

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  6. I so love that colour Karen and it must be so soft with all that silk.
    Enjoy knitting....
    debx

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  7. I just love that color! i have one skein for a hat I want to cast on sometime soon. It would look so great as a cardigan!

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  8. Gorgeous color!. Looking forward to seeing your design elements.

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  9. Kelp Cardigan, I like the title. Silk/wool blend for a cardigan sounds divine.

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  10. Great yarn! I can't wait to see what the sweater looks like! Have a great day.

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  11. Gorgeous yarn and a terrific book. Can't wait to see your progress :)

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  12. Beautiful yarn! I have that book, too, but haven't really used it yet. I can't wait to see what you come up with--I know that it will be wonderful! : )

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  13. Great color...perfect choice for this pretty yarn. I envy people who can wear those rag lands (Robyn got my most recent one---again!!! It looked so much better on her)

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  14. Oooooh, love this color, Karen! Can't wait to see it! I know it will be beautiful. blessings ~ tanna

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  15. Lovely color. I really like Quince and Co. yarn.

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