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March 10, 2004

Everyday Cardigan

I've noticed on several blogs that people are knitting the Everyday Cardigan.

I knit mine last year. I used Jaeger Chamonix that I got on a trip to Indianapolis. There was an amazing yarn store there. I can't remember the name, but it was a really cool place. The owner's daughter's Girl Scout troop was planning to have a sleepover, in the yarn store, that night. How fun is that? They were going to learn to cast on and knit something small.

The Chamonix yarn was amazing to knit with and is wonderful to wear. It is 48% Angora, 47% Extra Fine Merino, and 5% Polyamide. I used some hand made Fimo type buttons. Because of the high percentage of Angora, the sweater is really warm. I've worn it a lot when normally a coat would have been needed.

If I ever knit this one again I will knit it in the round and slice the front. I find knitting sweaters in pieces and then putting them together to be a PITA. The only reason I knit this one flat was, I didn't have the Denise needles with me when I was in Indianapolis, and the shop only had straight needles in the right size.

It's interesting to me, how completly different the same pattern looks when knit with different yarn. Marye showed her beautiful version on her latest blog entry. Here's mine.

Posted by Angi at March 10, 2004 09:23 PM


Looks great and I like your buttons. That is pretty cool about the sleepover in the yarn shop. I want to go to one.

Posted by: Kathleen at March 11, 2004 06:19 PM

Yea, I want to go to one too. I don't think I would do much sleeping though! :)
Your sweater looks beautiful. But knitting in the round and slicing the front? Yikes, too scary!

Posted by: annie at March 14, 2004 01:47 PM