Pattern: Oranje by Ann Weaver
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Art Purple Label
Colours: Ravine, Charcoal, Natural
Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm round needles
Start of project: December 30th, 2015
Just before the new year began I finally started the cardigan that I'd originally planned to knit for SSKAL2015.
I'd seen the beautiful Oranje cardigan sometimes last spring and decided that was going to be my sweater project for the summer. I ordered the yarn but then I got sidetracked. Babies were born and needed gifts, Yannick and Andreas wanted their own sweaters and I knit lots of stuff, just never the cardigan I had planned.
I think I got kind of scared of this whole project, lots of fair isle with the unknown territory of the steek at the end of it. Whenever I looked through my stash this beautiful yarn looked at me but I couldn't get myself to get started.
I totally love the colour and the pattern looks beautiful. I think I chose the right size (I will be able to try it on soon) and I managed to do most of the Vikkle Braids. There are two more braids to be knit, one more fair isle pattern (just a few rows), about 15 stripes of charcoal and natural and then I'll have to block it before I will get to the seriously scary part, the steek. I think I'll knit a little test swatch and try to cut it apart because even our handycraft teacher who normally knows everything has never done steeks.