Posts Tagged ‘Larch Cardigan’

Show and Tell

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011


My very favorite thing about working in a yarn store has to be the show and tell. The stunning and unique finished projects that come through the doors never cease to amaze and inspire. It is a very special treat to see (or at least see photos of) a finished object that I happen to be working on at the moment! This pretty Larch cardigan came through the doors in exactly the yarn I’m working in too! Kynna immediately offered to model and grabbed her camera.


This beauty comes to us care of Aliza, a knitter whose shear number of sweaterly accomplishments has me in awe! Her Larch (like mine) is knit in Madelinetosh DK yarn in the deep and lovely colour of Cousteau. I’m liking the yarn so far, it’s a smidge thicker than the original but I think it’s going to work anyways. Aliza has noted that a good blocking gave her sweater a nice drape so I’m pretty excited.


To read more of Aliza’s tips and to grab any further details you can check out her ‘Diving into Larch‘ project on Ravelry.


Thursday, July 21st, 2011


I don’t often find myself casting on for a knit for myself and I find myself casting on for a sweater even less often. And yet, I find myself doing both this week! I’m casting on for a Larch cardigan in my most recent favorite yarn: Madelinetosh DK. The yarn is fantastic and I’m working in a dark purple. This sweater has to be the most debated and long awaited project of all time.


I hummed and hawed over the pattern and the yarn for ages. When I finally decided on the Tosh DK I had to wait for the latest shipment to come in. I have been thinking/dreaming/obsessing over this sweater for months! I debated about the colour most. It looks so great in a mustard yellow but I just felt I would wear a darker colour much more, even if some of the details were lost in the darkness of it.

The pattern is the Larch Cardigan and it’s simple but lovely, I’m so excited! As usual I dream of this being the greatest sweater ever knit, visions of grandeur! Definitely come and check out our latest supply of the ever popular Madelinetosh yarns!