I finally got around to swatching for my Classic Lines Cardigan…
… and I was actually a bit surprised by the results.
I’ve had the Classic Lines Cardigan on my radar for more years than I can remember. I even bought the yarn to make it during a Knit Picks Cyber Monday sale years ago (I think it was Cyber Monday, or maybe on of the big summer sales? the point is I bought it a long time ago).
I have this beautiful Knit Picks Shadow in Basalt Heather, a wonderfully complex grey with warm undertones. Now comes the tough part…
I have to be totally honest, I’m getting a bit bored with my Rocket Ship Shawlette now. I’m at the point where it’s so wide that each row takes a significant amount of time so it’s not really something I can pick up and put down easily, and the lace charts, while relatively simple as far as lace goes, are just a bit too complicated to work on while watching TV. But I really want this off the needles so I’m just going tot have to force myself to work on this.
I did end up doing an extra repeat of the second chart. It wasn’t until I was about 10 or 12 rows into the third and final chart that I broke into the final colour of the gradient. It’s still difficult to tell if I’m going to have enough yarn or if I will need to use the plain black yarn for the edging. Time will tell!
I think we can all agree that the world needs more rainbows. I wanted a bit of instant gratification colour so I decided to dye some yarn over the weekend.
I’m calling this colour way ‘Sunny Ways’ and if all goes according to plan when I knit it up it’s going to have rainbow stripes.