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Friday, December 19, 2008

Lloie's Cardigan

Schoolhouse Press has a wonderful pattern from their anniversay issue (may be sold out on the site but if sold out, Meg has usually leaflets with the patterns. This month is a pullover or cardy with a leaf yoke pattern. The pullover is done in warm unspun Icelandic, but the cardy is done in Shetland jumper weight (a fingering weight yarn at about 6.5 st/in.)

I have a pretty good stash of Shetland from Harrisville Designs, and did up a swatch for the yoke to go with the body color of a discontinued tweed in raspberry with turquoise flecks. Don't know why they d/c'd this beautiful yarn. They have lovely colors and a beautiful palette but these were really special. Must have been in my stash for a decade. Never too late!

I may change up the colors, switching the orange for turquoise, or just doing turquoise as leaves with a banded background. The swatch doesn't use the three colors per row and you can see the transition from color to color is kinda funky. But doing three colors per row on a small swatch? Eh. No.

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