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!
I had been wanting a short spring cardigan to go with my summer dresses. This is what I came up with.
It actually turned out just like my sketch. That almost never happens. I usually change my mind or a detail halfway through.
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.
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:
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.
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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