The bomb!!!!


Have you tried Caron's Spa yarn? If you haven't, then you must! I am simply in love with this little cardigan that I made on the knitting machine! This yarn knitted up beautifully! It has just a tiny bit of a sheen to it. It is INCREDIBLY soft, so it has a really nice drape and it blocks well to boot! The only thing I haven't done is throw my swatch in the wash and the dryer to see how it fares. I have high hopes, though since it has performed so wonderfully so far.
I am sooo in love with how this little cardigan turned out! It was a bit of an experiment for me. I took a pattern for a 3-6 month size (the same pattern as my last post) and increased the yarn size and then dialed the tension all the way out. I changed the way I did the crochet around the neck and down the front this time so that it has a tie instead of buttons. I couldn't find buttons I liked to go with it, so I did this instead. I like the simplicity of it. I really want to try and see if I can figure out how to increase the size. That sounds like a lot of math and that makes my head hurt, but I think I can do it. I think this one is about a 2 or 3T size. I need to measure it and see where it is in relation to the size measurement chart I have.

5 comments:

Kristin said...

OOOOH! I love the cardigan! Its beautiful! I will have to give that yarn a try. Is it fairly affordable? For all those plusses, I can imagine it might be more high-end, though Caron is usually fairly resonable. The cardigan is just beautiful though!! *SWOON*

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Linda said...

Hi Kristin! To answer your question. I bought it at Michael's for $4.99 for a 3 oz (251 yards) ball. It took just over two balls for a size 2T. So not your cheapest yarn, but definitely worth the extra price. I washed my swatch in cold water and threw it in the dryer and it came out pretty as ever, in fact I think it might even be a little softer if that's possible. Thanks for the info on your blog, I had been wondering what you were up to!

amandajean said...

i'm seriously in love with that sweater!!!! i think i've seen (and maybe felt) the Caron Spa yarn at JoAnn's. I'm glad to know it comes highly recommened. It sounds like it would be good scarf yarn if it's that soft. I love the color of the sweater. and the tie is just perfect, if you ask me. Let me know if you figure out how to make it a size 4T. i know a little girl that i would purchase one for. (if you are interested...)

Kirsten said...

This is adorable--great job. I haven't tried this yarn yet but will have to now :)

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