Sweater Weather

Over the summer, I managed to finish a sweater that I had started at the end of last spring. This was my first attempt at converting a sweater made flat to a sweater made in the round. And like every time I make a sweater, I was afraid that this one wouldn’t fit. But thanks to a wonderful thing called wool, a little bath revealed a perfect fit.

Penny Cardi
Vogue Knitting Fall 2008 (ravelry link)
Patons Classic Merino Wool “Paprika”
US Size 5 needles
Buttons handmade by Kathy Canuel

In past years, I have been prone to stay away from anything that wasn’t primary or pastel; but lately, I’ve been drawn to natural fibers and tones, and my new favorite is this burnt orange color, or as Paton calls it, “Paprika.” It’s orange without being road-cone orange.
Another modification I made to this sweater was to add the coin-cables down each sleeve and a panel on the back. If I was going to go to through all the work of making a “cabled” sweater, I didn’t want to just stop with the two panels on the front. In my opinion, adding the extra cables makes this sweater that much better.

And thanks to a cold front, I’ll probably be wearing this sweater this next week, possibly for Thanksgiving. Happy Turkey Day!


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