Thursday, 15 September 2011


psst :: Go check the TFA Ravelry group to see if you won the giveaway!

I finished my selfish knitting project last week, and it's awesome! I've loved the Dahlia cardigan designed by Heather Zoppetti since the first time I saw it (and I'm clearly not alone since there are already over 275 projects for this pattern on ravelry, and it's only been out for a couple of months!)

Dahlia - ooh! the back.

The construction is unusual and really interesting, both to knit and to admire once the knitting is done. It's the perfect combination of beautiful fancy lace and calm simple stockinette, with a seed stitch border... amazing.  


I made a few very simple mods that you can read about on my Ravelry project page here

dahlia collage

I have one other drapey, open front cardigan and I practically live in it, so this is sure to become a wardrobe staple as well. The yarn used was actually a sample batch of 4 ply merino/cashmere/silk that I was playing around with, it’s lovely but I don't plan on stocking this yarn base in the future. It is really similar to my Purple Label merino/cashmere/nylon sock yarn. (but I will be stocking a merino/cashmere/silk single ply yarn in the near future! So stay tuned for that!) The colourway is one of a kind, its something in between Atlantic and Deep Sea

Dahlia - drapey goodness + sleeve detail

This sweater could definitely benefit from a pretty brooch to keep the fronts closed on cooler days, I'm going to keep my eyes open for something special. 


It's officially autumn here in Montreal. I put this sweater on for a photoshoot yesterday evening and then kept it on all night because it was quite chilly. Yay for sweater weather!