Hello, and welcome back to our blog after our summer break! We hope you had a fabulous holiday season yourself, and are as excited to get knitting and crocheting as we are in 2015.
We thought we'd start the year with a freshly finished project by Leisl. It's the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier, available as a download from Ravelry. Leisl made hers using the Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette, and says that it is her most favourite cardigan ever!
The drape of the yarn works beautifully with this design, which features an eyelet pattern to enhance the drape of the waterfall front and swing back. The yarn is cosy without being heavy, which makes it a great choice for a warmer weather cardigan.
Besides the eyelets, this top-down cardigan also features short-row shaping to create the distinctive silhouette. The cardigan itself is a great project for both more experienced knitters and also beginners looking for a challenge, being full of great techniques without being difficult to knit.
The yarn required is a 5ply - Leisl is thrilled with how the Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette knit up, but the Millamia 5 ply merino or the Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico would both be gorgeous choices.
What big yarn projects do you have planned for 2015? We'd love to hear about them - and if you'd like to know about ours, keep an eye on this blog or follow us @woolarium on Instagram!