And There’s Been Knitting

In all of the posts about our mini vacation, there’s been no mention at all of knitting. I did have a project with me and I have been working on it. At times it’s been frustrating, most times relaxing.

Little Arrowhead

Though the pattern doesn’t have a name, I call it the Little Arrowhead Cardi. I’ve made it once before, a few years ago (finished in 2008) but ended up giving it away. Last time I made it, I used Sirdar Country Style DK; this time, I’m using Butterfly Super 10 cotton, purchased while I still worked at Art of Yarn, almost 10 years ago now.

The pattern is a written pattern, which I find frustrating; I much prefer charted patterns when it comes to lace of any kind so I charted it out and have been making good headway. When I said it it’s been frustrating at times, it’s because of the pattern itself, the written pattern. I’ve started it at least four or five times. Now, I have 14 inches worked and the pattern is easy to read.

I am making one change – l’m making it longer. I really don’t like cropped cardigans; I’m constantly tugging at them. At 14″, the body is long enough that it reaches to my hips. I’m happy with that.

This was the perfect project for taking along on our vacation. I worked on it while on the 40 minute ferry ride and while relaxing on the patio at our motel. Now that we’re home, I make a point of working a few rows every day. I’m now up to the armhole shaping for the back.

The pattern, incidentally, is a Sirdar pattern, No. 8648 and the cardi is worked on 4.5 mm needles with DK weight yarn. This is the perfect summer cover up and will easily fit into my spring and autumn wardrobe as well. The colour is cheerful and bright, great to wear with some of the darker coloured clothes I often wear.

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5 thoughts on “And There’s Been Knitting

  1. Beautiful! And I love the color!

  2. Are you using 2 strands of the #10 cotton? I knit a little summer top, for my niece, using Aunt Lydia’s #10 cotton, using 2 strands, as the pattern called for. It came out really lovely, and so soft. I was actually very surprised as I had never, ever used #10 cotton for any but doilies and the like, before that. I never knew it could be used for garments, but it worked up fantastically well. I love the color you’ve chosen, and like you, I don’t care fo cropped anything. Very wise of you to lengthen it a bit. It’s looking great so far. 🙂

    • Sandie, this is Super10 cotton; that’s the name. It’s a dk weight cotton and I’m using just a single strand. It’s a gorgeous yarn, made up of 10 individual strands of mercerized cotton, giving it a lovely sheen and it’s really nice to work with, too.

  3. Elaine

    Very Nice, really like the colour

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