This week features a little cardigan I knit with yarn purchased in Bandon Oregon this last summer. It was an easy knit, and I think I will enjoy having something cute to just throw on as the days get a bit cooler. We are having a delightful fall with cool air in the morning and evening.
The yarn is Araucania Panguipulli (what a mouthful!) in shade 8. The pattern is Design Nine. I followed the pattern with the exception of making the back longer than the front, similar to my Snowpiercer Sweater. My spell checker is going crazy on this post with all of these unusual names.
The process of knitting always leads to a few surprises in knitting. I have become fairly adept at deciding what size to knit, but fit and drape are often different than expected. The other surprise comes with the yarn itself. I always swatch for a sweater by making a small sample. This tells me how the knit will feel in the project, but it’s not enough knitting to tell how the colors will pool when using a multicolor yarn. If one is to use this type of yarn you need to embrace the color changes!
I put design nine in the pattern search at Ravelry and came up wit nothing that matched. Would you mind providing a link? Thanks.
Good hearing from you Myrna! You are right it was very hard to find. I received mine free with the yarn, but it looks like this pattern is part of a collection. Here is a link on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/design-nine-cardigan
Thanks. I love the simplicity of that design.
I love this. I am itchy to get back to knitting and this is a great project to get started. Great color too.
Just the kind of sweater I’ve been shopping for. Wish you were making them for sale Wendy.
Thanks! A cardigan can take 30 hours minimum to knit plus the cost of yarn. It’s pretty difficult to sell hand knit items for a reasonable price.