Yeah, I know. Winter is OVER. Warmer weather is here.
But, I'm a chilly girl sometimes...especially on windy evenings. So, it's nice to have a pretty cardigan I can grab on my way out the door, just in case. And if it's handknitted, so much the better!
Besides, how can I resist making Bernat's GORGEOUS Cable Yoke Sweater, found in the Bernat #530197 Cold Front pattern book
And it should be beautiful made with Bernat Roving yarn, in the "Lazuli" color.
When my package arrived from Bernat, I eagerly opened the box, to get a good look and feel of the yarn. So SQUISHY!! YUM!! I just wanted to roll around in it for a while. Ha!
The color of the yarn is a bit darker than I imagined - looks more like a denim blue to me. It should work perfectly with my casual wardrobe, though.
When I got started knitting, I thought, "Hmm...I think my sister would enjoy knitting this also." So, I grabbed my cell phone and gave her a call. She's been knitting since she was in high school, and I was still in elementary grades. I remember watching her knit slippers and scarves back then, and I was in awe. Now, we both knit, so it's usually the only thing we talk about. She lives in California, and I'm in North Carolina.....which places us at opposite coasts of the USA.
She quickly agreed to knit along with me on this project. Neat! Lucky for us, Bernat had sent me an extra pattern book, so I mailed it her way. When she got the book, she decided to make the shorter version of the sweater, and her yarn will be in the "Putty" color - a nice, silvery grey. I think it will look great on her!
Hopefully, I'll get some photos of her progress, so I can post them here for you to see BOTH cardigans. But, until then, you'll have to settle for my photos. Here's my start on the cable panel in "Lazuli" blue!