Sunday, January 3, 2010

Earl Grey

This is the Tea Leaves Cardigan, however, I'm choosing to call mine "Earl Grey", for obvious reasons. My sister gave me 5 balls of Malabrigo Worsted in the "Polar Moon" Colourway (sigh!) for Christmas, and I immediately cast on for this on Boxing day.

The colours are so subtle and look completely different in alternate light. I was actually a bit concerned when I opened it, because at my parent's place, it looked like a baby blue colour ... even my sister thought so! However, when I got it home and wound it up, it became the gorgeous dove grey that you see above. There are also hints of a sea green and a bit of a lavendar pink, which add to it's beauty and lustre. There are 3 of 1 dyelot and 2 of another, so I am alternating every 2nd row to avoid pooling. I was somewhat surprised that the vendor didn't make that known on the website ... I mean, really -- if someone is buying multiples of the same colour, wouldn't you think that they're making 1 large project and that they'd need all the same dyelot? On many of the other ebay websites, they will flat out tell you if they are different dyelots. Anyway, enough ranting -- the colour is gorgeous, and the FEEL is unbelieveable!

I'm past the arm holes and am currently knitting the body. The ruched design at the yoke is pure genius and so easy! Combo of increases and decreases, plus changing of needle size. Can I just tell you how much I am loving this pattern and the knitting thereof?!! I mean really ... how could I not!

Malabrigo + a great pattern = bliss!!!


Jackie said...

Oh, what a beautiful yarn. I can almost see the finished product. I bet it will be gorgeous.

God bless.

Beth said...

That is going to be a beautiful cardigan! I love how Malabrigo feels!

Kellee said...

I LOVE the play on words. Can't wait to see more. :)

Preeti said...

That's an impressive line up of finished knits that you just gifted and everyone looks so happy with their warm woolies:) I love this pattern and I think that I will be casting on for it soon too. The Malabrigo you are using is just beautiful and the name is perfect for it.

yoel said...

Yummy yummy yummy yarn! It's going to be spectacular.

Tara said...

I just bought that pattern :) Will get to it once my craving for shawls and lace is spent!