Summer Dawn
April 2014
July 9, 2014

Summer Dawn

Project info
Summer Dawn by Andrea Black
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
2.5 skeins = 1050.0 yards (960.1 meters), 250 grams
L’OisiveThé et Tricot in Paris, Ile-de-France
April 2014

This cardigan took me forever to knit, but I’m crazy happy with the outcome.

Pattern was fun and contiguous method instant became a new favorite technique. I followed pattern all the way except a few inched extra in the waist and arms since I’m tall.

I went up a size to get a more relaxed fit but could easily wear the size smaller I think.

Madeline Tosh Merino Light grew like crazy then I blocked. I wanted a shorter waist but the cardigan grew at least 2 inches after blocking. Since I wasn’t happy with the size I threw the cardigan in the dryer for a couple of minutes. I just gave it a quick spray of water and threw it in there with a beating heart. After I few nail biting minutes size became perfect.

This isn’t my favorite yarn… It’s alright but thats it. For the price I expected more. It feels a bit like a fleece jacket in the fabric. And the growing part - not fun! But everything is (almost!) forgiven because of this amazing grey color.

I think the deepth of the armpit is a bit to deep (see my fifth picture). But I can live with that.

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100% Merino
420 yards

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  • Project created: August 4, 2014
  • Finished: August 4, 2014
  • Updated: January 6, 2016