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March 2013
May 21 2013
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Conifer by Rosee Woodland
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight
11 skeins = 1375.0 yards (1257.3 meters), 275 grams
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers in Lerwick, Shetland Islands

~ oh how i love this cardigan, it’s soft, cozy and very very warm, but at the same time very light. the reverse fair isle is so pretty, and interesting to knit. and optional wrist warmers! how brilliant is that?! i LOVE this idea. the pattern is very well written, easy to follow, charted for the colorwork, and the designer, rosee woodland, was quick to answer when i had a question.

~ the pattern called for 7 colors along with the main grey. i used the same shades in the sample, except for white, natural was substituted.
colors used:

  dark red - 1403
  scarlet   - 93
  burnt orange  - 125
  bright green  -  118
  moss  - fc12
  blue green  - 29

~ i like it nice and roomy, but if i were to make it again, i might go down a size.

~ since contrasting color will be changed every 2nd row, it’s easier to work with short strands of wool, no tangling!

~ i knit the sleeves flat and both at the same time, seaming them before attaching to the yolk.

~ i omitted the button holes, couldn’t make up my mind on how many to add, and will close it with a shawl pin instead. snaps could always be added later…

i finished the night before i was to leave for the channel islands, a group of islands off our coast, the sweater still very damp from soaking. i wrapped it in a plastic bag, carrying it in my backpack. it dried in our campsite, attracting foxes and ravens (which walked and landed on it!) this wool began it’s life in the shetland islands and now began it’s life as a cardigan in the channel islands national park.

thank you rosee for a lovely pattern!

for more photos of this cardigan and california’s channel islands go here.

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100% Shetland
125 yards / 25 grams

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  • Project created: May 25, 2013
  • Finished: May 25, 2013
  • Updated: September 5, 2014