I’ve joined the tradition of knitting a project for Stitches. With Stitches West just around the corner, I put the finishing touches on my second Tangled Yoke Cardigan, this time in a mossy color.
I still take delight in Eunny Jang’s ingenious cabling around the cardi’s yoke. If I wasn’t worried about appearing obsessed, I’d make a third of theses sweaters in a straw color. Or maybe red. Or grey. Or… oh dear, how many colors does Rowan Felted Tweed yarn come in?
Do you recognize this ribbing? It’s from my all time favorite Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I know, I know. I just finished this in blue a couple of months ago. But here’s what happened…
My LYS was getting down to its last few balls of green Rowan Felted Tweed. I’d been eyeing it for weeks. I couldn’t justify adding it to my stash, since any more yarn could cause the cupboard to explode. You know how it is when yarn lust meets pattern love. The situation called for immediate action, like casting on another Tangled Yoke Cardigan.
While flying to yet another family health crisis in another state, I was able to knit one sleeve. It’s twin materialized on the trip back home. (My yardage-per-flight-mile calculator seems spot on!) And I took comfort in knitting a pattern I know I love.
This is like mending that relationship that almost worked out. This time I’m going to do things differently. This time I’m going to remember to try adding more short rows to the back for a better fit near the neck. This time I’m going to pay more attention and fix mistakes before they become irreparable.
Don’t get me wrong. My blue Tangled Yoke Cardigan and I are still good friends. I just wore it on a lovely walk by Moonstone Beach the other evening. But the green one… well it holds such promise for happily ever after. If I can just get it right. This time.