Friday, April 06, 2012

New Project: Caireen

Project:  Caireen
Pattern
 Caireen by Susanna IC, Knitty Deep Fall 2010 
Yarn
 GGH Via Mala
Yardage:  
 511 yards in stash 
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: March 25, 2012 


Notes: Last year I made Oslo Walk shawl, also designed by Susanna IC. I love these crescent shaped shawls and her patterns are so pleasant to work with. The yarn is a heavy 4-ply wool that I bought from Knitting Arts in Saratoga (a neighboring town) right before they closed. It turned out too heavy for the pattern, but fortunately the plies are parallel (not twisted together), and I was able to easily rewind them into separate balls. I'm glad I did. There are gaps and knots in every ball so far, I hope it's just old age or poor production. 


working yarn on the left, original ball on the right
this little plant survived another winter
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9 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

That would be a project in simply unraveling the plies. Yikes!

The color is great and I can't wait to see it finished.

Pumpkin said...

Oh I had forgotten about that pattern, it is really pretty! You must have a lot of patience to unravel all that yarn. I know it will be totally worth it when you have a beautiful FO!

Kathryn Ray said...

Many kudos for unraveling all of that yarn. Wow!

Carol said...

Nice to see you the other day in that gorgeous cabled sweater. Caireen is another interesting project in a beautiful color.

Heather Woollove said...

So much work!! I'm sure it will be stunning when completed, though!

Voie de Vie said...

Nice thinking on separating the plies. I've done it before (on only one skein of yarn) and it's definitely work that takes patience.

And isn't Ms. Ic's designs maahvelous? I've got that in my queue ... to be made in mohair, of course. :)

Melissa Plank said...

Nice project, I will have to go check out that pattern, pretty color!

Kathleen said...

That yarn looks delicious, especially worked up into those cables. I can't wait to see this finished!

Spinster Beth said...

I looked up Caireen on Rav ... very interesting piece! Looking forward to the finished project!