Sunday, March 10, 2013

Because I wanted a black cardigan

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I wanted a quite plain, black cardigan.  And here it is.  Miriam, designed for Quince & Co., by Carrie Bostick Hoge.  Designed for Quince & Co. Chickadee, I used Imperial Yarn's Tracie Too, 2 ply 6.0 Sport in color # 23, Black.
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Knit as written, except for a few (I think now unnecessary) decreases in the back of the garter stitch band around the front & neck.  Reading comments on Ravelry, it seemed like a good idea, but I think it might have been better left as written.  On the other hand, I wish I'd knit a bigger size sleeve - the sleeves are awfully narrow, usually not something I've worried about with my knitting.

I really like this yarn - understated but wonderful.  I hope to knit with it again.  And I love that the sheep it comes from live only a few hours from my home. 

Knitty gritty:
  • Miriam, by Carrie Bostick Hoge
  • 4 skeins Tracie Too yarn,  4 oz., 395 yards, 100% wool, grown in Oregon.  I have quite a lot left, but perhaps not a whole (big) skein.
  • Size 2 and 1 needles (US sizes) - though I'd only use the 2 if I did it again.  
  • Size 35 3/4 (back width at underarm, 18 3/4)
On Ravelry here

Thanks to my niece, Marie, for taking the first picture. 

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful piece! This will be a perfect addition to your wardrobe (despite the sleeves; maybe they'll stretch?) You look marvelous.

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