Friday, May 8, 2015

A Southern Lady's Sweater

When I talk about this cardigan I always want to put on an affectation of a southern lady's voice.  I am a southern lady, so this is very affected.  It just makes me think of Scarlet O 'Hara sipping a mint julep at a county picnic.



Anyway, this is the Julep Jacket by Katie Canavan, and it features a little bow tie stitch that is very conducive to knitting quickly.  I find myself hurrying to the row where you pick up your "bow ties."

I'm making the smallest size, and though my gauge seems perfect so far, I wouldn't mind if it grew a bit, since I'm not a size 32".

I love this Lake Chelan color from Cascade.  It is the most obvious combination of my two favorite colors- green and blue.


I am hoping to finish the body this weekend and only be left with sleeves and such next week when another Knitalong begins.  This one is the Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL with Very Shannon.  Technically, this jacket could qualify since it is a three quarter sleeve, but I tend to think of summer weight knits when I join the TTTKAL because I need a little encouragement to knit with yarn other than wool.  It is so very practical, but it just doesn't feel as natural to work with.  I hope you'll join us on the Very Shannon forum, where there is already a huge list of inspiring projects.


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