Sunday Cardigan in the home stretch

The Sunday Cardigan is almost done. And of course I lost at yarn chicken!

More or less it’s just the ribbing borders left to do, but the mohair yarn ran out.

The wool is a vintage, long discontinued, variety and nowhere to be had – I peeped on other knitter’s Raverly stashes, scoured the internet, searched eBay and Etsy. Nothing. Such is life.

Levelling my melodramatic tone, rest reassured that there is a plan B in my drawer.

My vintage yarn stash came to the rescue. There are a handful shades of mohair that could be paired to complete the cardigan. After retrieving them, I selected three candidates. I think I will go with the mid blue. I like the darker blue better but it seems to be too much of a contrast with the main off white background of the other mohair. The light blue is too light in comparison to the blue flecks of the main yarn.

What do you think?

10 thoughts on “Sunday Cardigan in the home stretch

  1. slippedstitches says:

    I like the darker blue but I think the medium is a better choice. It echos the blues in the sweater.

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you, yes the mid blue seems the most suitable candidate overall. I’ll knit the rib in one sleeve and see how it turns out, or perhaps even knit a little swatch to see how the fabrics looks

  2. I’m in full agreement with you. I love the darker blue but if the med blue has enough yarn you won’t have to play yarn chicken again. That just cracked me up when I read it. Too funny.

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you Marlene 🙂
      I started a little swatch with the mid blue and would seem suitable , now I just need to knit the rest and see !
      I’m glad to hear that you safely made back to US xxx

      • I was sure we would make it back but there is always that little voice in your head that teases you and makes you wonder what if you don’t. 😉 I’d love to do that trip under better circumstances but my daughter finally saw she was made out of good solid stuff. Now she can tackle any trip on her own. Looking forward to seeing the sweater done.

      • itwasjudith says:

        I have an uncle in phoenix , hopefully one day I will be able to visit the region 🙂

      • Have you been to Phoenix? They all come up here in the summer. You can melt tires down there in summer. I lived there one year when we were all younger. I don’t think it was as hot then as we walked everywhere. Hope you get to visit when this crazy mess is done.

      • itwasjudith says:

        I never visited but hope to as my uncle is ageing. I heard it is veeery hot there – not something I enjoy 😉 but it’ll be worth

      • I would not come in the deep summer months. March, April, early May. Oct or November. Perfect down there then. Even now in Phoenix is perfect. Up here on the mountain, we can get snow but it’s quite cold. Phoenix in winter is perfect.

      • itwasjudith says:

        Oooh, I love snow ❄️ it must be really nice at this time . I hope you can enjoy the cool weather and the mountains , and you slowly can set in into your new place and make it homely

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