I bought this yarn last year to knit myself a Golden Wheat cardigan, but my gauge was off when I whipped up a test swatch and by the time a new set of needles arrived to try a second swatch, I’d lost a bit of interest in the project. I ended up knitting the collar and then it went into my WIP basket and didn’t see the light of day again.
This year I’m trying really hard to make a big dent in my yarn stash and after a bit of Ravelry trawling (my new favourite thing to do!), I came across the delightful Ramona cardigan – a nice and simple pattern that looked like a pretty straight forward knit. I was already having second thoughts about the Golden Wheat cardigan suiting my figure, so decided to unravel the collar from last year and cast on the Ramona.
It’s been such a quick knit so far – I’m using Cascade 220 Superwash Aran in cactus. The shade of green is a bit tricky to capture in a photo, but it’s probably more like the very top photo. What I love about this pattern is that it’s knitted from the top down and all in one piece, so I’ve been able to try the cardigan on as I go for size. Once the main piece and sleeves are done, there’s some neck ribbing and button band to add, which I’m thinking of adding in a navy blue, along with the sleeve cuffs.
I’ll share a photo when I’m done, which will hopefully be within the next couple of weeks. It feels good to be digging into my stash!
Also, thank you for the understanding and kind comments on my last post and for continuing to read along. It feels really good to be pulling back from the blog quite a bit and as I mentioned, I’ll still be here, just not so often.
Have a lovely week!