One of my most-stashed yarn is from an indie dyer in the US who puts the most vivid colours on wool and silk: Sundara Murphy.
The first skein of yarn I bought from her was from the Seasons Collection in 2008. Unlike most Sundaraphiles, it took me ages before I managed to knit that first skein of yarn. I always knew I wanted to make socks with it and when I bought Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn, I fell in love with the first pattern on the book.
Project: Olympic Anklets (Raveled)
Pattern: Zigzag Anklets by Pam Grushkin from the book Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn
Yarn: Sundara Sock
Colourway: Cerulean Seas
Needles: 2mm for the cuff, 2.75 for the rest of the socks
Cast on: 23 Feb 2010
Cast off: 30 March 2010
Notes: Nothing that I haven’t already said above.
I have ever only knitted 3 cardigans since learning how to knit. It’s one of the most demanding garments I think, esp if you’re doing it in pieces which I have never done yet. I prefer doing seamless cardigans for now.
This cardigan has to be my favourite of all 3 so far. I love my Febuary Lady Sweater and my Liesl but somehow the FLS fit is not quite right and the Aran Silky Merino I used for the Liesl is pilling rather terribly. I’m hoping the Sport Merino will hold up much better.
The buttons are a great Etsy find from Lilian Olive. She has a lot of beautiful vintage buttons.
Project: Gathered Poppy (Raveled)
Pattern: Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre
Yarn: Sundara Sport Merino
Cast on: 1 Nov 2009
Cast off: 6 Mar 2010
Notes: Supposedly my NaKniSunSweMo 2009 project but got shoved into the backburner for a good long while. Ran out of yarn 9 rows away from finishing the second sleeve. Sundara so kindly agreed to dye another batch of the yarn for me.
Project: Slipped Poppies (Raveled)
Pattern: Picot Edge Hat by Carolyn
Yarn: Sundara Sport Merino (leftover from the cardigan above)
Cast on: 13 Mar 2010
Cast off: 19 March 2010
Notes: I loved the stitch pattern on this! So easy to do and memorize. Perfect for leftovers since it doesn’t take a lot of yarn.
My next Sundara project will definitely be my Featherweight cardigan out of Flaming Flamingo FSM. Can’t wait!