I’m waiting on a rather large amount of yarn destined for deadline projects (for NEXT fall!) but since it’s not here yet, I’ve had a chance to pick up a sweater project that’s been languishing on the needles for ages!
The yarn is Anzula Haiku, a fingering weight blend of 70% merino, 20% bamboo and 10% nylon. I’m not quite sure if they’ve changed the put-up since I got it at TNNA several years ago – the website says 400 yds/skein but my labels say 500!
The colourway is “Madam”, a delightfully dusky pink, and the sweater design is my own – a top-down, fingering weight wrap cardigan with a ripple lace edging and i-cord ties. I hope to release the pattern this fall!
I have a limited amount of yarn, so when I finished the body I decided to go ahead and do the front bands and the ties before starting the sleeves. I divided the remaining yarn into two equal balls (with the help of a scale) and now I can just knit the sleeves until I run out of yarn – I don’t think they’ll be full length, but that’s totally okay with me. It’s a lighter sweater after all.
The yarn is Mountain Colors Perspectives, a gradient set in their Twizzle base. Because the stitch count for JERL changes so drastically, the last couple colours are quite narrow along the ruffle. I’m into it!
I did add a few extra rows to the ruffle, and I cut it perilously short – I had perhaps a foot of yarn left over after binding off. The finished piece desperately needs a good blocking, and I’m going to share a blocking tutorial on Friday along with a blocking prize pack!