This poor fellow doesn’t have a proper name. It’s probably because of the way Ravelry is set up but I have gotten into the habit of naming my knits. I have two methods for naming them. I name them after something they look like or remind me of or I name them after the TV show I was watching when I knit them. When I knit this I watched Battlestar Galactica and Hornblower. What am I going to call my sweater from those two shows? Battlestar Indefatigable Cardigan? I think not. By the way, for those of you who think I watched these shows at the same time on purpose, it took IMDB for me to realize that Archie Kennedy and Lee Adama are played by the same guy. I might not be the most observant person ever. Anyways, that’s enough nerdiness. Onto the nameless blue cardigan!

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I had been wanting a short spring cardigan to go with my summer dresses. This is what I came up with.

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It actually turned out just like my sketch. That almost never happens. I usually change my mind or a detail halfway through.

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The sweater was an amazingly quick project. It took me maybe three weeks including the time it took to work out all of the eyelet patterns and math.

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The speed of the project is a good thing because I’m probably going to have to knit another one. I love this and have been wearing it quite a bit but I’m afraid to wear it with light colored clothing. Why, you ask? This is why:

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My roommate Hunter said we should put it in a cup and tell one of his friends that it’s Powerade. That was before I rinsed it. I rinsed it five times before I gave up. It just kept bleeding dye. I had read that this yarn bled a lot but I just assumed that it would be like Cascade 220. It bleeds but then it stops. This never stopped bleeding. I knew it would bleed when I bought it and I knew it would fade slightly.

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This I did not expect. See how some rows are a shade lighter than others? THE SWEATER WAS A SOLID COLOR BEFORE I WASHED IT. The stupid yarn faded unevenly! What the hell? I’m extremely annoyed about that. If I had wanted lightly variegated yarn, THAT IS WHAT I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT! Meh… So I think I’m going to reknit this out of a different yarn. I love the actual sweater and I loved working with the yarn. I just hate how the dye bled.

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