I saw a great pattern on Instagram and was waiting for it to be released. It called for aran weight yarn, but I thought I could probably do it with worsted – my favourite Cascade 220, as I have some of that in my stash. It’s called “First Watch” and is a pea coat styled cardigan. It is by Olive Knits. I swatched with Cascade 220, and while I was able to get that gauge of 18 st per 4″, the fabric was way too drapey for this sort of garment.
I was at my (not so) local yarn store a week or so ago, and picked up some Berocco Vintage which is labeled as an aran weight. I did a gauge swatch and it, too, was far to flimsy for this type of structure. So I ended up ordering some Cascade Longwood, which is a true aran weight. I did a quick swatch of it last night and my gauge was bang on.
The colour is a little off. It’s sort of a paprika/brick red orange. I’ll pick up some awesome buttons when I’m in Vancouver in a couple of weeks at Button Button!
In the meantime, I decided to start a pair of socks, because who doesn’t love knitting socks?!
This is some Sweet Georgia Yarns sock yarn club from 2015. It’s more purple/red. I have some purple left over from another pair of socks that I will use for the heels and toes. Such great yarn!
We have been diligent in getting our lane swimming in at least once a week. We have gone a few times to a really nice complex in Saskatoon and had some great swims there. I am seeing progress in my technique, but it’s slow.