Friday, 10 October 2014

Feature Project - Red Lace Cardigan

There is no more versatile piece of clothing than the humble cardigan. You can wear it with jeans or over a dress. It can be kept casual or fancied up for an evening out. Keeps you covered in summer and warm in winter. It's the best piece of clothing in the wardrobe!

You guessed it - we are big cardigan fans here at Woolarium, so today we thought we'd introduce you to one of our favourites. Leisl knitted this cardigan a few summers ago for her daughter, and it has been worn over and over again. Made up in Baby Bamboo, it looks as good as new, despite constant wear over the summer months.


The pattern used was Sirdar design #1325 (leaflet available in store!) which was designed for the Baby Bamboo yarn. The yarn and pattern complement each other perfectly - the design is light and comfortable to wear, has not stretched at all despite continual use, and the yarn looks as good today as the day it was first knit up, with not a pill in sight.

Woolarium stocks a lovely range of colours in the Baby Bamboo, and it really is the ideal yarn for warm weather projects.

Red Yarn #1

Composed of 80% bamboo and 20% wool, this 8 ply yarn has a beautiful lustre and drape, resulting in a fabric that feels silky to the touch. It's perfect for all sorts of projects, from summer tees to light sweaters to tunics. The yarn breathes well, and knits up quickly and easily with no snags.

So if you have a little girl in need of a cardigan (the pattern comes in sizes 0-6 months up to 7 years) you really can't beat this combination. Or if you fancy knitting something special for yourself, the Baby Bamboo is a lovely choice - we'd love to see what you make from it, so be sure to share your projects with us!

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