Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cardigan Challenge

I like to travel with either a knit or crochet project in my bag. Right before the holidays I found myself with only an Aidez sweater on the needles. The pattern is too complex for me to tune out and knit on the plane so I needed to start something else.

I've started a Rotation sweater using some yarn leftover from two of my favorite projects from the last year: a scarf for grandpa (from Xmas 2011) and a hoodie vest for Samara. Most of the sweater is stockinette stitch (easy!) and the pattern for the yoke section isn't too bad, just twisted ribbing. It worked out really well at the airport and on the planes; I'm almost done with the yoke.

I love the persimmon color but have a hard time wearing it (it makes my face look red) so I'm hoping combining it with the navy will help that a bit. I saw another version of this sweater on Ravelry in a pretty solid yellow that the knitter had modified to make into a cardigan. I liked it a lot more than the pullover (and I think it will like me more, too) so I'm planning on making a cardigan out of it, also. I think I'll have to put my markers in different places when I increase for the back but other than that it seems really quite simple to take the in-the-round instructions and just knit flat.

Linking up to Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced -- I love seeing what everyone else is up to!


  1. Knitting has always been too complicated for me, but would love to learn..

  2. I so admire people who can knit! This is beautiful!


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