Simple and carefree, that is exactly how I felt as I was knitting the Careless Cardigan, using Tina Tape yarn by Wool and the Gang. I teamed up with them to test out this new yarn, which sounded like a dream come true for me. Something that is as soft as silk and more cooling than linen? Count me in! Ever since we moved down to South Texas (as I’ve probably rambled on about before), I have been searching for yarns that I could be comfortable working with in this super hot and humid sub-tropical climate. Well, here it is, folks!!! Seriously, I even took this project to the beach and knit there very comfortably!! It’s like knitting with satin ribbon, and even when the garment became fairly large, it didn’t feel like a hot blanket on my legs. Isn’t that the curse of knitters? We want to knit sweaters and blankets for the fall and winter….but that means we need to knit them in the SUMMER!
I digress. Here are some photos of me knitting my Careless Cardi on the beach. It was heavenly.
Ok now about the color. Perfect Peach. I am currently OBSESSED with this color, and am finding that my wardrobe is turning into pieces either mainly this color, or ALL this color. Millenial Pink anyone? ALL OF IT! I was debating between this and Quetzal Green, which is close to a teal blue. I’m so glad I went with this one.
I was excited to knit this cardi because it has very interesting construction! It is knit from side to side, starting with one sleeve, and then knitting to the other sleeve, with some shaping in between. Then the bottom is knit separately and you seam it all together. I learned quite a bit from the pattern, and it was very relaxing at the same time. I even took it to the movie theater once, and worked on it while the movie was playing! I only modified one thing, and made my sleeves a bit shorter than the pattern recommended. I personally love a 3/4 length sleeve, so I made these only 11″, rather than the 15″ length in the pattern. I am so happy with this decision, and I ended up with very little yarn at the end, so it’s a good thing!!
After seaming and a nice blocking, this cardi is the perfect addition to my wardrobe!! I will probably end up wearing it in the cool evenings at home, and out as a jacket in the winter.
WATG and I are offering one Careless Cardigan kit in a color of your choice to one lucky winner!! To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment here telling me which color you would choose!! That’s it! I will be closing the giveaway on Sunday, August 20, and then choosing a winner that following week. Good luck!!
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