I got this mystery yarn from my mom last year, and I know she bought it a long time ago. I don’t know what it is–there were no labels with it–but I’m pretty sure it’s all wool. I’ve determined that it’s about DK weight. I love the coloring and have been looking for something to make with it.
This week I ordered Skein for Skein by Cheryl Potter and found in it a pattern for a cap sleeve Sunshine Lace Cardigan designed by Celeste Pinheiro that I thought might work. Although the original pattern calls for cotton yarn, there’s a variation done with alpaca that looks nice and I thought I would try doing a substitution since that’s what this book is all about.
Here’s my swatch that I knitted last night. (Photo not so good since John still has the camera.)
It creates a very different look from the original. Now I’m going to wash and block it to see how it looks and drapes and maintains the gauge.