I sort of got sick of knitting Knitty’s Thermal and wanted something more suited to summer and at a larger gauge! I will pick it up again when the weather gets cold, I think (which could be tomorrow, knowing London weather).
So I took myself down to loop in Islington and bought the pattern and supplies for the Blue Sky Alpacas Eyelet Cardigan. I’m using their organic cotton and I have to say it bears absolutely no resemblance to regular cotton. It is so soft and fluffy (and yes, sheds everywhere). I love it. I bought the cream but you can also get green, and some light brown shades, in the colours they come off the cotton plant (that is, they are not dyed). I love the idea of these undyed coloured cottons and will definitely work with them again one day. In fact I have a bit of a project in mind…
The best part is the cardigan is knit on 4.5mm needles and I am racing along. It practically knits itself. Here’s the progress so far:
I should add that not much of that was done during the knit crawl yesterday – I kept stuffing up! I’m useless at knitting in a group. However it is a very easy pattern and the lace keeps it just interesting enough.