Wherein I talk about yarns I love.


A little preview of the Riverside Cardigan*

Funny story.  Kathleen, living in England, shipped to me, living not in England, nine skeins of SweetGeorgia Superwash DK in order to knit a cardigan I had designed.  Weeks later and with a deadline for having the cardigan completed in time for a photo shoot approaching at breakneck speed, still no yarn.  Maybe it had been jettisoned over the Atlantic and the fish and sharks were lamenting their lack of hands and knitting needles.  More likely, it was just lost.  So I contacted SweetGeorgia and explained the situation, and they were completely marvelous!  Nine new skeins would be dyed to order and shipped from their studio in Vancouver, BC.  Wonderful!  I would have the yarn in roughly a week and a half and could finish the cardigan in a little under a week.

Fast forward a week and I received the shipping notification email from SweetGeorgia.  That same day, guess what showed up in my mailbox.  Did you guess the nine skeins from England?  Yep.  So now I had eighteen skeins of yarn!  That’s 4608 yds/4212 m!

Sooooo, in addition to the cardigan (which was finished in time), I’m designing two other patterns with the remaining 14+ skeins.  They should be completed in early May and the highly photogenic knitting genius Ann Weaver of weaverknits has graciously agreed to model them.  Serendipitous!

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SweetGeorgia Superwash DK in Basil, Slate and Melon

My thoughts on SweetGeorgia Superwash DK: It’s soft, knits well, frogs well (I found out repeatedly), has excellent stitch definition and the colors don’t run.  I will use it again and again!

* The Riverside Cardigan will be published in Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two (May 2014).  For more information and to pre-order a copy, please visit knitlikeyoumeanit.  Sign up for the Silver Screen Knits newsletter for a limited time discount code for pre-orders!


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