|Berocco Ultra Alpaca Light|
So, what pattern did I choose? It almost felt like fate when after musing over many, many cardigan patterns that I have admired over the months, Hannah Fettig released her Autumnal cardigan last week. It was truly love at first sight. In fact, I got so excited, I emailed my friend, Wei Siew, in New Zealand and gushed about how much I loved this design. She knows how much I've been wanting to knit myself a cardigan and I wanted her keen eye and advice.
I love its shape and simplicity, two things that characterize the way I like to dress. And I love it's shawl collar which I find flattering on most anyone. Wei Siew and I chatted away and eventually, we decided to do a KAL, and I can't tell you how thrilled I am that she's going to do this with me. She's a much more expert knitter than I am so I feel relieved knowing I can lean on her when I hit a rough spot or need a little nudge to get past a certain point.
|7 of the 12 cakes I need for this cardigan|
I immediately ordered my 12 skeins of Berocco Ultra Alpaca Light in Mahogany Mix and jumped up and down when Mark came in from the post box on Saturday and my yarn package had arrived. Ohhh, there's really nothing like getting yarn in the mail (read my post about wool clubs).
So, here I go, friends. I know that many of you are incredible cardigan knitters and you've inspired me to kick my knitting up a notch. In the back of my mind, I'm hoping that I can finish this cardigan in time for Thanksgiving. Wouldn't that be great to wow my mother, sisters, and nieces with my very own Autumnal cardigan? I've added this to my year of projects so I better get knitting!