Pattern: Madewell, a cardigan designed by Joji Locatelli
Like all of Joji Locatelli's patterns this one was well written, and easy to follow.
Colour: One of a Kind (OOAK) Painted Jeans just a lovely combination of black, with tuquoise, green, purple, brown
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label 80% superwash merino 20% nylon, 3.5 skeins used
Needles: 3.5mm and 3.0mm for ribbing
|Olivia by Amy Miller|
|Painted Jeans Blue Label Fingering|
I have been a long time fan of Tanis Fiber Arts yarn. In fact, when I got back into knitting five years ago Tanis Fiber Arts was the first hand dyed yarn that I was obsessed with. Many of my first projects recorded on Ravelry, as well as many others through the years, are knit with TFA yarn (29 of them in fact!!). If you have never tried this yarn before I highly recommend it. It comes in some gorgeous colourways and a variety of bases, and it is always high quality. I am especially interested in trying out Tanis' newest base called TFA PureWash merino, a washable yarn that is not coated in chemicals. You can read all about it here.
One of the first patterns I crocheted with TFA yarn was my Granny Square Scarf in 2011 which still is worn today.
|Granny Square Scarf using Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label|
I am in the midst of picking out my next knitting project. I think I will try a couple smaller projects that use thicker yarn. However, I have to admit I am always drawn to fingering weight projects. I definitely see another fingering weight sweater in my near future.
Happy crafting everyone! Have a good week.