Thursday, May 2, 2013

Candide Aran update

Candide Aran cardigan

What is this you ask?

Why it's my Candide Aran cardigan taking a lukewarm Eucalan bath in my kitchen.

Yes, I finally finished knitting all the panels. Once I get the sleeves and cardigan fronts blocked and dried (I blocked the back panel a few weeks ago), I'll seam the shoulders, pick up stitches around the neck, knit the neckband, seam the rest of the sweater, and sew on the traditional leather buttons I picked up at WEBS last month.

And it'll be done ... just in time to pack in mothballs for the summer. ;-)




  1. I can't wait to see the finished sweater! And I think this is the very best time of the year to finish a sweater. It can be tucked away (hopefully safe from those moths!), and next fall when the weather gets cold you have a brand new sweater just waiting to be worn. This is one of the first springs in a long time that I haven't knit a sweater for the fall, and I know I am going to be sorry when the time comes. I might have to knit one over the summer, but that can be sort of dreadful in the heat.

  2. Good points! If you knit the sweater in panels then summer knitting isn't so bad. BTW, I see you're going to have some knitting adventures this fall -- I can't wait to see what you bring back. :-)


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