My spiral shawl has become a bit too much for me to schlep on the train, so it has been relegated to “at-home only” knitting.
Specifically, it is now “at-home with the air conditioning on” knitting. This makes quite a lapful of wooly warmth while I work on it. Combine that with a lapful of purring quivering kitty love and I am in for a very warm time indeed.
So . . . I started something else for commuter knitting.
This is the beginning of Sabine, a top-down raglan cardi from CocoKnits. Because I am almost always too warm, I chose to knit mine from a non-wool yarn. I am using Tilli Tomas Voile de la Mer, which is a silk/seacell blend laceweight and is one of my favorite lace yarns. (There may be a little lace cardi in my upcoming book knit from this yarn.)
I purchased my Voile de la Mer (in black) from Kpixie, who always has a nice selection and great customer service.
Although this is laceweight yarn, it is knit at a very loose gauge (to achieve the drapey look of the cardi).I will likely make several mods to the pattern because there are some elements I don’t like (for example, the two lines of yarnovers down the back do not appeal to me) and I may make short sleeves — but I haven’t decided on the sleeves yet.
I am using a U.S. size 8 needle, and the observant among you will note that the needle I am using is one of my beloved Signature Needle Arts circulars.
I believe the U.S. size 8 was the latest addition to their line of circular needles.
Because I love my Signature Needle Arts circulars, I purchased a Della Q Lily circular needle case to house them.
And keep them away from a certain nosy kitty.
“You talking to me?”