I did a little shopping last weekend.
It started with looking for a warm weather-appropriate yarn for the Vertex Cardi in the Spring 2013 IK.
But it didn’t end there.
I’m happy to report I did find a yarn for Vertex.
It’s Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk in the Berry Rich colorway. It’s subtly variegated and not a fiber of wool in the yarn – 83% Cotton, 17% Silk . I want this cardi to truly be wearable in the summer months and I can’t imagine wearing any percentage of wool during the heat and humidity of August.
The shopping didn’t end there though. Not even close.
I’ve been wanting to make a Shawl Collared Cowl for a while now. I have almost no yarn heavier than 5.5 SPI in my stash though. I considered doubling a stash yarn but I don’t think it would give the same result.
This will though.
Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky in the Burdeos colorway. My goal is to knit this up in time for Rhinebeck this October.
Up next, I’ve been wanting to make an Aranami shawl, but I’ve learned from wearing my Wingspan that I don’t enjoy wearing wooly wools. I love the look of Wingspan but I often reach for something else because I’m not in the mood for the scratchiness around my neck.
My Aranami will be a bit different than the original though. I’m going to use 3 balls of Jojoland Melody for a gradiated effect! I think it will be gorgeous! And yes, Melody passes the softness test.
Now, no yarn shopping binge would be complete without some sock yarn.
Regia Super Jacquard in orange/pink/purple/white. These socks will replace my now-lost India socks. They were one of my favorite pairs and I still look for them in every nook and cranny in the house. If Murphy is at play here, I’ll find them as soon as I finish this pair.
Now I know what you’re thinking. Awesome yarn. And. Will she knit it?
I started the Vertex Cardi yesterday.
It’s been a while since I’ve knit with cotton and it’s taking me a bit to get in the rhythm. At this point I’m about halfway to the armholes on the back. I’m pleased with how the yarn’s tonal effect is showing up the biased fabric. I’m a bit concerned that the back neck doesn’t dip down like a traditional top. I think the neckline might lay lower in the back. Just look at this pic.
I’m considering working a small stockinette piece at the shoulders but I’ll need to decide soon because it will effect the armhole depth. I could also work a facing after I’m done if I don’t like where it sits. Decisions decisions.
But for now, let’s look at how pretty the yarn is working up, ok?
I’ll catch you on the purl side.