Knitting

FO Friday | Comfort Fade Cardi.

When I cast on (way back on March 4), I thought this might be just the project to convince Spring to come … and stay. Turns out she wasn’t that easily tempted. I bound off the stitches while we were in North Carolina and finished it up late last week. I’ve already had two chances to wear it – and thankfully, Sara was around for one of them take photos.

Raveled here 

I’m a newbie to the whole “fade” thing, and it was only when Tanis (from my favorite indie dyer TanisFiberArts) released kits that I succumbed. The pattern itself is a very (very) basic topdown seamless raglan – easy to knit … and easy to fit. The fade works because the body of the piece is reverse stockinette – the purl bumps really blend the colors.

The cuffs and collar are knit in garter stitch … time-consuming, but effective. The bulk of the tight row gauge helps the edges lay flat – way more than reverse stockinette would.

I think the dark to light fade on the collar is my favorite design detail.

Not that Holly appreciates it!

and in keeping with tradition – a favorite outtake – it was really windy!

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend – and a Happy Easter or Passover if you’re celebrating.

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