Thursday, December 13, 2012

Back to work

After spending a couple of weeks horsing around with crocheted scarves and miniature Aran sweater ornaments, I'm back to the Cardinal Cardigan AKA the Chickadee. I'm knitting the sleeves round and round and round. And round!

One interesting thing about this sweater is that it is neither a round yoke nor a raglan - it's both. After knitting the yoke in the round and working a set of short rows, you then transition to raglan decreases as you approach the underarm. An interesting technique.

I definitely missed my Christmas deadline this year, but hopefully I'll be able to wear this cutie next year. I'm hightailing it now hoping to finish the Cardinal before the start of the Knitting at Large Knit Picks KAL  January 5.  

Now's the time to get ready. Have you picked out your Knit Picks plus-size pattern and/or yarn for this big event? I've finally decided that I am going to make GlennaC's beautiful new cabled pullover, Ravine

I'm using the luxurious Knit Picks Capra, a DK/worsted cashmere/merino blend in Celestial. I worked on the swatch the other night. Isn't this gorgeous? It's so soft, I keep petting it! Plus the stitch definition is crisp - just look at those cables. I can't wait to make this sweater.


  1. Darn it, Julie! You keep tempting me with these beautiful sweaters that I want to knit!

    Waaaaah! The list is getting so long and I'm already 65! This is not fair! How many wonderful sweaters will I have time to knit in what's left of my lifetime???
    Guess I better get to knitting!

  2. Your sweaters are so adorable, Julie! Great job, thanks for the post. The colors are lovely too, these sweaters are perfect for this month. Thanks for sharing this, congrats!