I didn’t expect to be blogging again so soon…2 days in a row, unusual for me!Â Yesterday evening I went out for a few hours and came home to a new Knitty!Â Lots of fun stuff in this issue, I love the lace back of Milly and Mythos is a really flattering sock weight cardigan.Â My contribution to this issue is Iced.
I got a few balls of Drops Ice a couple of years ago.Â It is an unusual yarn, a bulky cotton/acrylic blend that has almost a velvety rope texture (if you can imagine that!).Â I began by knitting several swatches in different stitch patterns but they really didn’t work with the yarn.Â It sat for several months unused until I picked it up again and realized that it really need something simple.Â So Iced was born..I knit it in time for a Florida holiday, simple and casual.Â Neutral enough to be worn with everything (I pack light and didn’t bring anything else warm!).Â This is good TV knitting, top down with raglan shoulder shaping.Â The front shawl collar is knit in garter stitch with a little short row shaping at the back. (As with almost all of my designs there is of course some waist shaping!)
When we arrived in Florida we met my sister in law (Nicki in the photo) and she tried the cardigan on and fell in love.Â It was made for me so it was a little large on her but that kind of suits here style.
Here is a photo of me half asleep on the beach wearing the cardigan.
I still love the cardigan as a great everyday staple, Torya ( thank you!) has made a second version for me in green that just arrived this morning that fits wonderfully.Â When I put some buttons on it and block it I’ll share a few photos.Â This version is in the smaller size so there is no ease, if you feel the fit is too loose it works well with little to no ease also.Â Anyone inn Knit Camp in Scotland will be able to see this version in the Knitty Fashion Show.