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Orange Caramel Cardigan
Finished
November 22 2011
October 22 2012
Project info
Orange Caramel Cardigan
caramel by Isabell Kraemer
Knitting
Me?
Medium 38" chest
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1,366 yards
Classic Elite Yarns Lush
none left in stash
4 skeins = 492.0 yards (449.9 meters), 200 grams
1131
Orange
Romni Wools Ltd. in Toronto, Ontario
December 27, 2010
Diamond Luxury Collection Nazca
none left in stash
3 skeins = 330.0 yards (301.8 meters), 150 grams
411
386
Orange
Romni Wools Ltd. in Toronto, Ontario
Noro Silk Garden Lite
none left in stash
4 skeins = 544.0 yards (497.4 meters), 200 grams
B
Orange
Masuzakiya
Notes

This is another of my famous “Frankensweaters”, using more different types of yarn than is called for in the pattern. This time, Noro (worried about stripes, but faint heart never won fair lady or got a sweater knit or what have you) with Lush angora in dark orange and Nazca in pale orange (probably for long sleeve cuffs). Wish me luck!

Updated: November 2012, and I am done at last! Due to my unfortunate tendency to pick and choose my Noro strands to ensure a smooth colour run, I had a LOT of ends to sew in upon completion, but even so this was an easy and satisfying knit.

Helpful hints:

1) Pay attention when they tell you to decrease stitches right after the shoulder. I missed that part and didn’t decrease until I stopped the stripes, so my sleeves are baggy and it’s hard to keep the sweater from falling right off my shoulders.

2) Don’t block this as hard as I did (see photos). Should have left the neck as it was, because it curled inwards in a fetching way before blocking, and now it’s rather loose and floppy and doesn’t give that “grand cowl” effect I was enjoying earlier.

3) Consider using a light wool blend yarn to make this, because the blend of angora, alpaca and silk I used is super warm. I like the blanket-style a lot, but I can’t wear it right now since I start sweating as soon as it is loosely pinned onto me. Need to wait until really frosty winter weather hits before wearing this, or else suffer blazingly hot internal temperatures.

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Finished
November 22 2011
October 22 2012
 
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Aran
50% Angora, 50% Wool
123 yards / 50 grams
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45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Wool
136 yards / 50 grams
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by Diamond
Aran
80% Alpaca, 20% Acrylic
110 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: October 23, 2011
  • Project created: November 2, 2011
  • Finished: November 1, 2012
  • Updated: August 14, 2013
  • Progress updates: 3 updates