whenever i add a new yarn to my ravelry stash i always check that wonderful function “pattern ideas” to see what other people have used that particular yarn for. even if i have an intended project for that yarn, you never know, you might come across a pattern that might be even better. i had no intended project for the ryc cashcotton yarn that i bought in edinburgh, so the pattern search function was even more welcome this time. after browsing a number of pages with suggestions, i fell for the tea time cardigan from the rowan classic summer brochure.
i already owned the brochure and i’ve found that classic summer has a number of very nice patterns, but this particular one has caught my eye before and i’ve menatlly added it to my to-do-list a long time ago. well, now i had the yarn, so all i had to do was cast on!
and what can possibly be lovlier that knitting a pretty summer cardigan in a summer garden environ.
i’ve actually knitted a bit further than this, i’ve reached the part of the right from where the sleeves will be set in.
the yarn is lovely to knit with, but i’ve read that it does pill quite a lot. i’m not surprised at that, such soft yarns often do. but i’m not discouraged, it will make an incredibly soft little cardigan. that might be a bit to warm to wear in the summer though!