|(Malabrigo in Geranio)|
I'm partial to neutral hues -- gray, beige, black -- but for this sweet cardigan, I'm choosing a bright, eye-popping pink in Malabrigo Worsted. I think the yarn and the color is gorgeous and when I bought it at my LYS, I didn't have a project in mind but I knew I had to add it to my stash.
The pattern is starting out simple -- stockinette stitch with a m1 at the beginning and end of each row until desired width and then stockinette all the way until the desired length. The pattern also asks for a backward loop m1 which I've not used before and I find it a little tricky.
I know that I'll be picking up stitches along this bottom hem later to add a garter stitch border all the way around, and in looking at the curve that the backward loop m1 is creating, I can see that picking up these stitches will be easy -- well, that's my guess at least.
So, this is my weekend project to help cheer up these gray, stormy days. I hear that sunshine is in the forecast for Sunday and until then, I'll be color happy working on this new wip!