Thursday, March 1, 2012


I thought I'd do a quick post to share my latest spinning/knitting project. I first mentioned the spinning in January. One of the Ravelry groups I belong to had a Sadie Hawkins Day challenge. The challenge was to spin something from your stash that scares you by February 29th. Being me, I decided to take the challenge a step further and not only spin for the challenge, but also complete the knitted garment, all by February 29th. The spinning itself was a bit challenging because the silk and cashmere didn't want to play well together. I ended up with portions of pure cashmere (the brown) and pure silk (the white). I had hoped to avoid this by spinning from the fold, but the fibre ultimately decided the yarn it wanted to be and in the end, I let it....... The resulting yarn is a heavy lace/light fingering and I ended up with over 1100m, more than plenty for a long, flow-y cardigan.

My plan for the cardigan was to try a new method of knitting from the top down developed by Susie Myers called the "contiguous" method. This method is used to knit a top-down sweater with set in sleeves in ONE PIECE! It worked really well and will be added to my" favourite ways to knit sweaters" category.

Here it is.... I finished it last night (met my goal! Yay!) I haven't sewn in the ends of the sleeves yet because I can't decide if I want to make them a bit longer. They were intended to be 3/4 length, but because the cardigan is so loose, they hang down to bracelet length. Also, I may end up shortening the cardigan a bit... I can't decide. What do you think?? Do you like it??


  1. I love it, and I'm definitely going to have to try that method!
    I'd make the sleeves full length, but I hate sleeves that can't decide whether to be short or long (and too-short sleeves are why I started knitting in the first place, so...)

  2. It looks fab. The length is perfect, it flows nicely.