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Works in Progress
April 20, 2011, 8:54 am
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"Sprout" color #4304

Spring is in full bloom, bringing with it a desire for lighter fibers and summer styles.

Looking forward to Oregon’s tepid summer evenings, Lieanne was inspired to knit a raglan cardigan with eyelet details and bell edged sleeves that she found in CEY’s booklet “Seaside.”

She chose to make her project using “Sprout,” an eco-friendly, 100% organic cotton yarn from Classic Elite’s Verde Collection. Since “Sprout” is a heavy-worsted to chunky-weight yarn, it knits up super quick! We are all excited to see her finished “Lobster Cove” cardigan!

  Kathleen is happily knitting away on version of Knitting Pure & Simple’sGirls Cap Sleeve Cardi Vest” that she has altered for her adorable daughter, Mellie. Her yarn choice was, “Coast,” an all-season wool/cotton blend fiber from Tahki Yarns. When you feel the knit fabric, it almost feels like suede! Kathleen explains that in order to make fittings more comfortable for her daughter, she uses salvage yarn in-place of stitch holders for the arm holes. This allows Mellie to try on the work in progress without getting poked or pinched by a regular holder. Kathleen suggests using a contrasting color of salvage yarn in order to better see all your off-needle stitches. So far, the vest has only taken 3 balls of Coast, but Kathleen has a fourth ball waiting to be work-up into the cap sleeves and collar. We can’t wait to see the finished project!

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