Grace Alpaca Classic Cardigan

October 17, 2021

I love my new cardigan! This was a throughly delightful test from German designer Astrid Tueting from KnitForPassion. The pattern is knit top down and begins with a lovely leaf lace pattern. While I felt the lace was intuitive, the lace is best for someone with a bit of lace experience. The smallest size is 36" and to make a 34" I simply eliminated the cast on stitches to the body and arms when separating the sleeves from the body. The hems and buttonbands are finished with i-cords that look nice and neat. The buttonhole method is very tidy. I did not crochet the pick up stitches for the i-cord per pattern but instead picked up stitches in the more typical way. I used Rowan Alpaca Classic which is a blend of cotton and alpaca. In the past I felt this was an itchy yarn, but for some reason, this cardigan is not itchy on me. After a wet block I was able to wear it next to my skin. I love the color, Sun Valley. It's not a color I wear often but I'm happy to have it in my wardrobe. I've worn it out to dinner a few times with black pants and boots and I felt it looked very pretty. 

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  1. Absolutely beautiful, and I love the color. Sun Valley is such an appropriate name.

    1. Thank you. I love that an English company named a sunny yellow Sun Valley too!

  2. Wear your happy beautiful cardigan with much pleasure.

  3. Wear your happy beautiful cardigan with much pleasure.

  4. Can I make a suggestion about not photographing you and your lovely sweaters with the glass doors as the backdrop. The pictures contrast is too great between each other and the knitting is not easy to see. The doors blow out any detail that might appear in the garment. Natural outdoor light is so much better. I enjoy your posts and wonder how you produce so much so quickly. 😁

  5. Kristen, Photograph your knitted garments anywhere you want! It is YOUR blog. Not theirs. I can see everything clearly always.. Talk about taking the fun out of something...Jeez! Chloe


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