Thursday, March 05, 2009


With Spring on the way (maybe? It is Michigan after all, it may not be spring until July) I am feeling the urge to knit cardigans. Airy, open cardigans with single buttons. Three-quarter length sleeves, with lacy repeats. Cardigans that, paired with casual jeans and ballet flats, lend themselves to barbecues and sitting on the porch. Cardigans as cheery as the spring.

Which is why, when I got the Spring Interweave Knits a few weeks ago, I was instantly drawn to the Whisper Cardigan, by Hannah Fettig. And, a few nights ago, on a whim, I cast on. Yesterday I "finished" but decided I wanted it to be a little longer, so now I'm just working in stockinette, and hoping spring will come.
The yarn I'm using,Artful Yarns Fragrance, is a heavier weight than the pattern called for, so my cardigan may not be the airy, dreamy, ephemeral one in the picture, but it is soft, cozy, and perfect for sitting on the porch with a cold beer.

Now, if only it weren't 25 degrees out, I'd be doing just that!

1 comment:

Trina said...

I love the colour! I can't wait to see it when its finished!