Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Yesterday I swatched for the Alexandria cardigan:

I'm using the yarn/color suggested in the pattern Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3 ply (65% wool, 35% silk)/ rose which is not very adventurous but hey why mess with something that already looks great. On size 6 needle I got 5.5 sts/inch and I need 5.0 so I went up to a 7 and that worked. I liked the look of the sts better on a 6 and the size I'm making may be a tad big so I considered using a 6 but I'd like my sweater to close in front and not gap like is shown in the pattern and several others on Ravelry so I'm sticking with a 7. Who knows if this will work. Gauge is always such a crap shoot...


  1. that pale pink is apparently THE color right now! i've got a big bunch of pale pink madelinetosh TML and will probably knit the austin hoodie with it. i love the alexandria cardi, so i'll watch you make yours and learn from your experience!

    and amen sistah to the crap shoot of gauge. :)

  2. Lori- I wonder if by the time I finish it the pink won't be THE color anymore? No matter I still love it! You are welcome to learn from my experience :)

  3. As you know, I think gauge is a dirty rotten liar.

    Love the color!!!