Posted on | March 13, 2007 | 2 Comments

I just sent this:

I’ve knit this already for a friend (but forgot to take a photo before it was gifted – drat!) out of the recommended Suss Fishnet Alpaca yarn (a doubled yarn composed of 2 laceweight strands of an alpaca/viscose blend). And I wanted one for myself, but in a slightly less fuzzy yarn. I saw something very similar to this recently at the BCBG Outlet store and still love it; so I think I’ll still knit this someday in Jaggerspun Zephyr.

But the moderately fitted cardigan continues to beckon. I’d love to kill 2 birds with one stone and possibly submit whatever I come up with as a design idea for some publication – the problem is that I’ve rarely seen Jaggerspun Zephyr used for anything other than shawls/scarves in commercial publications. Knitting a long-sleeved cardigan out of a laceweight yarn – even if it’s knit in a slightly larger gauge to give a somewhat sheer effect – doesn’t have much widespread appeal I guess. Oh well…

The problem with obsessions is that they never quite leave you alone. They interrupt your thoughts, burrow their way into your subconscious, and refuse to be exorcised until they’re realized – one way or another.


2 Responses to “Obsessions”

  1. Melissa
    March 14th, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    laceweight long sleeve cardigan, that sounds like my kind of sweater – but i’m also crazy so I don’t think I’m your average knitter! :)

  2. Iris G
    April 18th, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    I’ve made fingerless mitts with Zephyr, and they pilled crazily. This merino and tussah silk blend, when knitted into something that gets worn (friction), just won’t stand the test of time, imho.
    BTW, the reason why it’s not seen in knitting mags is probably because Zephyr is a weaving yarn.
    Congratulations on your accepted pattern!

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