Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Blissful Whispering Cast On

In the last few days I have cast on, and am making gentle progress on, a new projec - a project for ME, a project I've been stalking for some time... the Whisper Cardigan *contented sigh*

I liked the aesthetic of the Interweave Knits photoshoot and colours displaying this light breezey cardi straight away. I think that was the first to draw my attention. Then with a little hunting on Ravelry I saw the cardi working well for many figures, colours and a variety of uses too - dressed up, dressed down.

It's just the type of light yet warming shrug-style cardi that would work well for Australian Spring/Autumn evenings, where you need a little something to ward off cool breezes, but don't want anything too heavy or warm.

I decided my lovely skein of 100% Baby Alpaca newly received from A Verb For Keeping Warm would be perfect. Can you imagine? An entire cardi knit from laceweight!

Cakes of Verby Baby Alpaca

I think the alpaca will lend a lovely light halo to the fabric, and the garment will be warm enough in this fibre despite the open gauge given by the 4.5mm needles.

I'm only a few rows in but even before I cast on I have been completely smitten with project! Bliss!

1 comment:

2paw said...

Wow, it is hard to imagine a cardi being made from just your small amount of lovely alpaca!! Happy cardiganning!!!