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Jul 10 / Dani

Rusty

I seem to be into the fall colours at the moment. Maybe I am just trying to match my completely dried out front lawn. Maybe I am dreaming of cooler weather. Really though, when it comes to this sweater, I was trying to branch out of my normal comfort zone of purple, pinks, greys.

Pattern: Ariosa Wrap Cardi (Rav Link)
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool
Needles: US 9

This is a great little pattern that works up so quickly in the bulky yarn. While I have a bunch of Eco Wool in my stash, I had never used it before. Definitely loving on the Eco. It is soft without being too soft, and not fluffy or splitty at all. I can see why it is the most popular yarn at the shop.

I generally do not knit a lot of large gauge projects, because I think sometimes they can make my feel a little “teddy bear-esque”. But the difference with this pattern is the lace repeats. It makes it look pretty and feminine, and keeps it cooler. I love the little teeny cap sleeves too.

The bow is just a fun accent, but it could be easily worn with a shawl pin too. I think I will get lots of use out of this in the early fall. Right now it is displayed at the shop if anyone would like to have a look.

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  1. Amy / Jul 10 2010

    I’m dreaming of fall, too, and that color is a perfect choice. I love the way the bulk of the yarn plays against the lace.

  2. thea / Jul 10 2010

    So pretty! I love how there’s no lace at the waist – little detail that makes it that much more flattering….

  3. Jill / Jul 12 2010

    Hey Dani,

    This cardi looks great. I love the colour!

  4. Mom / Jul 18 2010

    OOH OOH OOH! Love the pattern and the colour. Great job!

  5. Robin / Jul 19 2010

    This is VERY pretty! Love the color and the pattern.

  6. Beth / Aug 6 2010

    Your knitting is just beautiful!!

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