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19. Cropped Cardi (or My Grey Cat)
December 25 2008
December 27 2008
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19. Cropped Cardi (or My Grey Cat)
#19 Cropped Cardi by Mari Lynn Patrick
XL - 40"
Needles & yarn
US 15 - 10.0 mm
Plymouth Yarn Yukon
6 skeins = 354.0 yards (323.7 meters), 600 grams
WEBS - America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts

I washed it. It blocked beautifully but is still shedding everywhere.

You know, this yarn was REALLY sheddy. There is mohair ALL OVER my apartment. I haven’t washed it yet (and I plan too) but I think if I was going to knit this again (and I honestly might - it’s that adorable) I’ll probably just use Thick & Quick. Or maybe cascade magnum.

Note: I used about 2/3 of the yardage required for my size. My gauge was off, but not by that much.
It’s supposed to be 2 sts per inch, but I had 2.25 sts per inch.

This is such a fast knit! I knit the first half in one sitting on Christmas day. This pattern is really well written - very clear and no errors (so far). The second half is also written out quite well - it doesn’t simply say “make second piece reversing all shaping”. I hate it when patterns say that.

This yarn is so affordable! Normally I would have substituted something like Lion Brand Thick & Quick for the Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky, but this yarn was about the same price as Thick & Quick and it has a higher wool content and less acrylic. I thought it was worth a try this time, and I already have 2 bulky projects in my favorite Thick & Quick colors. So far I love the softness of the yarn - but it is sheds like a grey kitty in need of a good brushing.

PS: I wanted to share this in the Zimmermaniacs because EZ would have totally loved the construction of this - it’s very BSJ….. but apparently inspired-by project sharing isn’t allowed in that group.

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by Plymouth Yarn
Super Bulky
35% Mohair, 35% Wool, 30% Acrylic
59 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: December 25, 2008
  • Finished: December 27, 2008
  • Updated: November 22, 2018