On April 1, at my weekly knitting group at Apple Yarns here in Bellingham, a bunch of us got excited about a new yarn in the shop--Cascade Cloud, a worsted weight yarn that is absolutely perfect for sweaters. 70% Merino Wool and 30% Baby Alpaca it's super soft, and the chain-like construction gives it strength. It feels great against the skin and is amazingly lightweight! This "girls gone wild" moment ended up in a buying frenzy with several of us buying enough Cascade Cloud for a tri-colored sweater.
I designed my sweater using The Tailored Sweater method for top-down construction. With a gauge of 4 stitches per inch and 6 rows per inch, I used 7 skeins: 3 pink, 2 each of green and purple. (Each skein has 164 yards.) It took me exactly 14 days to finish. Talk about instant gratification! Woo Hoo! I'm wearing this baby everywhere.
|The Result of a Yarn-Buying Frenzy|