Plucky striped cardigan in Churchmouse hues

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What beautiful yarn!  A very limited run of Plucky Primo Fingering, made specially for Churchmouse Yarn & Teas in OOAK colors.  You can see the full skeins here.

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I used 3 skeins of Morning Cuppa as the MC and 1 skein of Mighty Madrona for the upper sleeves, and then knit the stripes in all of the remaining colors (Brown Betty, Vitamin Bee, Bainbridge Bramble, Ferry Schedule, Sound Crossing, Churchmouse).

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The pattern is Funky Grandpa, and because I wanted to make sure that it fit loose and oversized, I knit size large (40″ body size), which is one size up from my usual.  I used the recommended US 3s and US 4s and was able to get gauge.  I knit without any modifications, and then blocked very aggressively.  I was worried when I first put on the FO because it was too tight and too short, but be warned – this one REALLY stretches when it’s blocked!  That was a good thing for me (although I stretched the sleeves a little too long, I think :)  Even with all the stretch, I wish it was as much as two inches longer – I would change the length accordingly if I knit it again.

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This yarn is incredibly soft, and knitting a sweater in fingering weight yarn results in such a nice drape and a lightweight feel, it feels amazing!  I almost never have the patience to knit an entire sweater in fingering weight, and I got through this one by pacing myself – only knitting an inch or two a day, interspersed with other projects.  I still managed to finish it in less than a month though, so I feel like it was worth it, especially to show off this gorgeous yarn.

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One comment on “Plucky striped cardigan in Churchmouse hues

  1. Love the autumnal colours! Jen

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