Oregon Cardigan – April 29, 2021

Today’s Fair Isle Friday project brings me to a stopping point on my Oregon Cardigan for this month (and probably through May – I’ll pick it back up in June).

Again, I got the yarn and pattern card as a kit from Alice Starmore’s Virtual Yarns site. I have about 5 rounds left to knit on the body before I start the underarm steeks and armhole shaping, so I feel pretty confident I will meet my checkpoint deadline at the end of July to have this finished up through the 10th neckline shaping round even taking some time away from it this month. (The neckline shaping starts 5 rounds after the armhole steeks/shaping happen, so that leaves me the 5 rounds of the body + 5 rounds to deal with the armhole steeks and then +20 rounds to get me to the 10th round of the V-neck shaping.)

I adore the colors and how they work together in this pattern. The 2-ply Hebridean from Virtual Yarns is, as always, a delight to work with. It’s a bit plumper than typical jumperweight (fingering weight) yarns for colorwork but it works up beautifully and the subtly heathered colors are stunning in combination, or even by themselves. I’ve been enjoying the meditative nature of this project and once I get through a few other things for the Harry Potter group classes, I’ll be looking forward to getting back to this one next month!

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