It’s good to see that my readers are as split as I am on which yarn to go with for my Mariah. I’m still undecided so I’m going to let it mull for a little longer.
Project from the Past
I bought a pack of Linen Drape over a year ago as part of the Alison’s Linen Drape Along. I think I tried a half dozen different patterns but none of them stuck.
It’s been bugging me that the yarn is still in my stash and not being used. I was reading Jackie’s blog and saw that she started Wrapped Lace Cardi from VK Spring Summer 05. I love the sleeves but I can’t do eyelets across my bust.
Then I remembered I recently bought this little shrug from Old Navy and I love it.
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The Grand Plan
Take the Linen Drape, knit up the sleeves from the Wrapped Lace Cardi, but do a solid body.
The LD is a different gauge than the Glace used in the original, so a little math was in order.
I’m starting on a front and I’ll do the whole body before switching to the sleeves. I’d love to make those beautiful full length sleeves but I’m not sure I have enough yarn. I have 9.5 balls and if my estimates are right I’ll need 3 full balls for the sleeves. Six balls should be enough for that small bodice but the ties have me wondering. I’ll have a better idea after I finish one front piece.
Nothing like a little mystery to keep ya knittin’.