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To be perfectly honest, I’m not much of a sweater maker. I dream big and love many a pullover and cardigan (and love stashing sweater quantities like a fiend), but I remain the queen of accessory knitting and gift knitting. I come from a very crafty family and many of my friends craft too, so something handmade is almost always truly appreciated. I realize I’m very lucky this way. However, there is a special something-something about the Porch Swing Cardi that gives me pause every.single.time! And, if the current weather situation (it was below freezing already in October!) is any indication I will be needing many sweaters this coming winter so it is with great excitement (and a bit of trepidation) that I have decided, and put down in black and white here, my winter 2012/2013 goal: I will make myself a Porch Swing Cardi. I’m definitely thinking Billiard (#7527), as there is something about that blue-y-green that just works for me.
So…who’s with me? Do you have big winter knitting or crocheting goals? I’m planning on starting a thread in our Ravelry group, for camaraderie and goal-meeting support. A place where we can ask for technical advice and cheer each other on while working through challenging projects, both big and small. I hope you will join me (and cheer a bit, too)!
Pattern: Porch Swing Cardi
Designer: Kirsten Kapur
Size: 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51)”
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or 2 sizes smaller than larger needle
Size 8 (5mm) 32” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 8 (5mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Firefly #7505
Link: Spud & Chloë Pattern Store