Hollywell Cardigan on the needles!

By Megan Goodacre

Hollywell Cardigan on the needles!

Weirdly, I don't have many suitable cardigans for this in-between weather. Literally boxes of knitting, but no perfect cardigan. My Arbois Cardigan was my go-to sweater, but then I put it in the washing machine. Yes, I was conscious at the time. Yes, it is felted now.

The problem is, of course, that I'm very very very fussy about my comfort clothes when I'm working at home. I confess, I have 2 sweaters that I wear while I'm working. Both men's XL, paint-stained, drop-shoulder, oversized, circa late 1990's. They're just so worn in and comfortable. Rest assured, I don't wear them in public.

Anyways, I'm trying to kick the habit of wearing ugly sweatshirts all day. It makes one feel so unglamorous, no? I'm resisting the bad habit at this very moment. But I'm so very, very cold. As soon as I click Save, I'm putting one on. It's not like anyone can see me.

On Friday, I was debating about yarn choices for my own Hollywell Cardigan. And I have settled on the Americo Pima with the Sweatermaker Lucy. The gauge doesn't match, but Hollywell is easily adapted. I went on a bit of an americo original spree last fall, and I've been saving the Pima for something suitable. I'm also testing the Pima Lace, which is so pretty.

It feels very optimistic to cast on a sweater doesn't it?

And if you'd like to knit together, I've got a very informal Hollywell KAL over on Ravelry.