The Easin’ Season

By Kay Gardiner
July 12, 2018

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  • wonderful, as always. xo

  • I like the look of cardigans like that, but how does it not fall off your shoulders? I knit a similarly-shaped (raglan-sleeve) open cardigan once, and I loved wearing it, except that it was always trying to slide off.

    • I had that problem once with a cardi that had narrow, open fronts. These fronts meet in the middle, so should is fully covered. I’m optimistic and will report.

  • This post made me so happy! I just received my Sweater yarn (in the same gorgeous color!) from you guys for Sea Breeze. I’m thinking cowl, too. Looking forward to doing it together.

    • I love the color! Bluer than navy but still navy-ish. Proud to be casting on with ya!

  • “But I love a shoulder bag more. If I had to carry my handbag in my hand, even to wear a magnificent poncho, I might die.”

    I completely agree with you and I almost spit out my coffee. Shoulder bag, always. The Savage Heart cardigan has jumped to the top of my queue – I have some non-SW worsted (in a green of course) that I’m hoping to swatch soon. But then I just picked up some chunky yarn this past weekend (it was a sale on top of a sale!) to knit another Carbeth Cardigan. This is why queue constantly gets renumbered.

  • I love the Sea Breeze Cowl-Poncho! And was pleasantly surprised how well the shop sample fit when I tried it on at the MDK Knitting Getaway. Do you recall what size that one was?

    • Will figure this out and get back to you!

    • Hi Amy! It’s the smallest of the three sizes, cast on 192 stitches. Make one! We want to see! xo

      • Thanks, Ann! I will. I need some ease in my life right now…dropping off two kids at college and driving home to an empty home that my kids assure me will be completely boring. Oh, but I have my knitting!

  • What a beautiful sweater! And I’m sure that it will look lovely on you when finished. Photos, please.

  • I can’t love this enough!!! I’ve started the Cockleshell cardi for my dear granddaughter and now MUST make the Savage Heart cardigan (which I have purchased the pattern for) very very soon!!!!

  • So lovely, I am completely jealous of your speed in knitting!!!!
    I just putter A row here and there!

  • I’m with u on the shoulder bag! As much as I loved Scandal that purse thing was INsane to me.

    Oooh, that Cormo look goood!

    I began overdo gifts knitting! Maybe I will be easing along (we sang that song at 6th grade graduation). How cool that your knit-A-long has a song!

  • Love the Savage Heart Cardigan! And I, too, envy your prolific knitting. So much yarn, so little time….

  • Wow!! BEAUTIFUL. It is now on the top of my queue. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Kay, since you are nearly done with Savage Heart cardigan, do you see a way before or after to maybe add some edging (rib?i-cord?) to hem so it does not roll?

    • The pattern calls for an i-cord edge and I think that plus a rigorous blocking will slow the roll.

      • thank you!

  • I have a Cockleshell Cardigan that’s all done but for the seaming. I should really get on that while it still fits the intended recipient.

    • Me too! Two tiny seams remain for me, but am I doing it? Do I have a plan for doing it? I think it will take a baby being born.

  • There is a simple solution to your problem with ponchos: A fanny pack! Of course, your kids may disown you due to cruel and unusual nerdiness…!

    • Lol! I can’t believe I once wore one of those for non hiking purposes. In my defense, it was a long time ago, and I was young and impressionable.

    • Sadly, fanny packs are back in. Check Tagwalk, men’s wear.

  • Nice sweater. I am sure it will look great. I am extremely anti-shoulder bag. I cannot stand how they pull on my clothes. I go with the Minnie Mouse look and carry it on my wrist.

  • I love your cardigan. I am terrible at seaming sleeves, sides, etc…so I will envy all of them, but will not make on for myself. Sigh……

  • Hi there! Love your latest book! I’m knitting the Picket Fence Afghan. Is there a particular way to twist the yarn at the point that colors change? Thank you!

  • Inspiring! I’m tempted to try it! I decided I could use a light weight but interesting cardigan which I could wear for all kinds of situations. This might work.