I’ve been planning to make this Fair Isle cardigan from Stitch and Bitch for a LONG time. I had started the pattern in a Lopi tweed but realise now that the Fair Isle pattern will look lost, amidst the flecks in the yarn. It’s time for some serious frogging. 😦
I’m now considering making this pattern in a cotton yarn. This way, it would be wearable indoors and for most of the year. Making it in wool would result in a very toasty sweater, that I probably wouldn’t wear much. I’ve got oodles of very warm sweaters already, most of them languishing in boxes and at the back of the closet.
What do you think? Would a heavy-worsted weight cotton be appropriate for this cardigan?
I love the coral or the crimson perhaps for the main color.
I noted this beautiful yarn called: Replay by Tahki on the back of the latest Patternworks catalog and thought it might work for this sweater. Not sure though. Let me know what you think. And thanks in advance for any advice! This will probably take me a while to finish (my first Fair Isle!) I want to be sure I’m going to wear it, a lot! 😉
I was browsing several yarn company’s patterns the other day and came across the wonderful selection of FREE patterns, also over at Tahki Stacy Charles.If you haven’t visited already, definitely worth a look.
So often I find the free patterns offered at yarn sites, seem to be mediocre, sometimes downright sad and a very limited selection. Not the case here.
I also took a look at the latest edition of their Urban Organics wow! Just in time for summer knitting too.
Have you tried any of the Tahki Stacy Charles patterns? I’d love to know about/see your results if you have.
Cardigan photo courtesy of: Flickr.
Yarn color chart: Tahki, Stacy,Charles