Red Reinvented

I’m making a concerted effort to use my stash yarn this year. Although there are some special single skeins on the shelves, a surprisingly large proportion of the stash has a chequered history and a dubious future. My intention is to work through it, make what I can with what’s there, and – gulp – let go of 50% of the remainder at the end of the year.

Keeping to my resolution, I have been working on two stash projects – a shawl and a cardigan. The cardigan is a particular challenge, because the wool has already had at least 3 false starts over the past 3 years, and has been close to eviction several times!

I’m in two minds about sharing this new project with you, in case I jinx it … But I feel it’s going well so far, and I’m much more optimistic about it than its previous incarnations, so here goes …

It’s a top-down, edge-to-edge cardigan, which starts with the collar, as shown above. I’m working the raglans and will soon be setting some stitches aside for the armholes.

The pattern is Water and Stone by Veera Mäkiväli and the yarn is Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop 4 ply.

Watch this space !

Have you made anything from your stash this week? I’d love to hear about it!






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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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10 Responses to Red Reinvented

  1. swissrose says:

    Ooh, I bet it will be as lovely and useful as the last one 🙂 !!

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  2. MrsCraft says:

    It’s looking great so far. The little lace cardigan I’m working on is made using yarn I bought 2 years ago for crocheting with but it was too splitty. It knits way better!

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  3. Fantastic colour and looks fab!

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