Thursday, July 12, 2012

WIP: Provence

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In the midst of all of my finishing, I tried to remember that I needed to start some new projects at some point too.  About three years ago, I found myself in a place where I had finished all of my works in progress, and I didn't have a single project to work on!  I had to frantically dig through my stash and start something new.  And that's when I knew I was a deeply non-monogamous knitter.

I started this sweater, which I'm calling Provence - actually the "Lace Scarf" Cardi, from Classic Elite's booklet #9112 Gallery - yesterday afternoon, and happily knit away on it while watching Dawson's Creek for what was somehow the first time in my life.  I swear, I did grow up in the '90s!

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I'm using a different yarn than the pattern calls for - still Classic Elite, but instead an alpaca-linen blend called Soft Linen in a gorgeous shade of lavender.  There aren't very many versions of this cardigan on Ravelry, but I really love the shape of it, and I'm interested to see how this fabric ends up draping.  I've been planning this project for months, but it wasn't until yesterday that I finally worked up the nerve to cast one 350-odd stitches.  It's going pretty quickly now, and I'm hoping that maybe I can break my curse of ill-fitting and/or long-languishing sweaters!

2 comments:

Jitters said...

OH!!! I have always eyes that yarn! I would like to see how its working up and its feel. Its a beautiful color!!!

helloknitty.net said...

That is a fantastic purple! I would love to feel the yarn - I'm not a huge fan of alpaca but lately I've been intrigued by hemp or linen blends. Also, we are so different. I feel straight up guilty and uncomfortable when I have more than one project on the needles.