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The Vaccine Cardigan

29.03.2021 Blog
The Vaccine Cardigan

This brilliant cardgian has been made by Alexandra. We have been able to see the progression of this cardgian through our Instagram so be sure to check her out her handle is @alexandrabrinck.

 

The cardgian got it's name as Alexandra started casting on the stitches on her way to get her first Pfizer jab. She has said she will wear it to get her second jab. 

She has very kindly given us some feedback on our yarns and how she has found knitting with them. 

'I've been working with the machine knitting yarn in 'Giddy Grazing' (MK05) and 'By the Fire' (MK07) - both colourways have a wonderful depth of colour, and knit up beautifully. I've used most of a cone without coming across and knots or thin/uneven spots - a great bonus'.

'The nature of this yarn means that it behaves a little differently than a yarn made from virgin wool. That's not a bad thing - it just means that it may be useful to familiarise yourself with the yarn and its characteristics before deciding how to use it. Personally, I like to wind a new yarn into balls by hand - it's a great opportunity to get a feel for the fibre, and start to get an idea of how it behaves. And then do lots of swatching and sampling (not forgetting to wash and block the swatches)'.

'I'm really pleased with how my cardigan turned out, and I've already started a second garment using 'By the Fire'. For this one, I am holding the iinouiio together with a strand of laceweight silk/mohair, and it's knitting up beautifully. I can't wait to try more of your yarns - I want to play more with the drape of the yarn in a design, and I also think it could work really well in some lacework. Oh, and I definitely need to do some colourwork with it - I'm working on some colourwork designs inspired by Hornsea pottery at the moment, and it would seem very apt to knit up a sample in a Yorkshire-produced yarn'. 

We are so pleased that Alexandra enjoyed working with our yarns and can't wait to see what she creates next. 

We would love to see anything you create. Don't forget to tag us or email your amazing creations!!

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