Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FO: Tangled Yoke Cardigan

Yesterday I finished blocking my Tangled Yoke cardigan and I just sewed on the buttons today. Details of the project are here on Ravelry.

Unfortunately, it did not block out as much as I had hoped. It fits ok and I will definately wear it but I was hoping it would be a teensy bit looser and longer. I guess I was just trying to be too clever, haha. Live and learn. Having alpaca content, there is a good chance it will loosen up a bit with wear and hopefully that will be enough.

This is one of the few times I have actually used the yarn recommended in a pattern. I like the Felted Tweed but I don't know that I would use it again. It is a bit too hairy for my liking and somewhat scratchy. Some people have said on Ravelry that it softens quite a bit. This was not my experience, so perhaps different colours act differently (not unheard of).

Now I get to move on to something new! I'm thinking of doing a bunch of smaller projects for the next little while. A pair of socks for K. (already cast on, of course!), a spring cardi for youngest, and perhaps a nice shawlette with one of the pretty yarns from the previous post. For my next sweater project I'm thinking of doing something quick in a chunky yarn, perhaps a vest. Although I do have my eye on several hoodies....

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