While it's true that *every* sweater I make is my favorite, this one is currently on the top of my list. The cardigan pattern I used is Elizabeth by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, and you can buy the booklet here for under $10. The pattern calls for a superwash yarn, but since those aren't my favorite I opted for Noro's Silk Garden. The cardigan is worked in one huge piece from sleeve cuff to sleeve cuff, with a collar piece knitted last and sewn on. I have to say that as with most Noro projects this one was a blast to work on and watch the colors come together. It's one of the few sideways sweaters I've seen that truly "works", because of the ingenious use of slipped stitches to create waist shaping. This one neither looks nor feels frumpy. It fits nicely, and because it is sideways, the stripes are more flattering than many noro sweaters I've seen. All in all, I'm calling this one a win.
The above picture also shows you our newest addition here at the shop - Fiber! We now have New Zealand Corriedale Sliver in both dyed and undyed colors. If you're new to spinning, we've still got you covered, because we've stocked our fiber shelves with spindles of all sizes as well. If you're a person who learns by watching other people, come in and we'll get you going. If you learn better through books, we've got those too! Come to the dark side. You know you want to!
Happy Stitching (and Spinning!),