Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One for the books: Trefoil Cardigan

Hooray! I finally finished my Trefoil Cardigan today, after sewing on the last few buttons this morning. I am so, so pleased with how this sweater turned out. Actually, I wore it (sans buttons) all last weekend, and I couldn't have asked for a better companion on those unexpectedly cold, grey days. It might just be my favourite sweater of all time. 

The yarn is light and lofty – so it's super warm without being heavy. It washed up nicely; any reservations I had about the security of my steeks vanished when I saw how the fibres plumped up after blocking. It feels...well, it feels like a fleece jacket: soft, light, fluffy and very warm. (But with the added benefit of being made from a natural fibre rather than recycled pop bottles.)

I think I'm going to get a lot of wear out of this sweater, and I'm looking forward to photographing it in the wild woods at Squam next month. 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I'm making good progress on my Jaywalker sock. I dyed this yarn myself back in the fall, and that's making it an even more enjoyable sock project than usual. I love the way the colours work together – it makes me think of spring skies and lilacs, so perfect for this time of year. Oh, and then there's the KAL I accidentally-on purpose signed up for...I've got some busy knitting days ahead.

What are you all making these days?

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