Pesto Cardigan

Mar 10, 2010
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Butterscotch Cardigan by Julia Vaconsin, from IC Spring 2008.

Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash, "Pesto" colourway - 3 skeins

Hook: 4.00mm

Thoroughly enjoyed this pattern - there’s something very soothing about row after row of double crochet (or single crochet, as per US terminology ;-)

Blocked to measurements, except for the length - I squeezed another two inches out of the fabric to make it a bit longer. With hindsight, I would not have had enough yarn to add extra stitches for the same result - I had less than 15g left in the end!

The fabric feels fantastic and squishy, and I love the collar - this is going to be one of my favourite cardigans once the weather starts to cool again.

Entered in the Royal Canberra Show, February 2010, and won first prize :-)


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lanesgma wrote
on Mar 11, 2010 10:28 PM

Very pretty and very nicely done - I see why you won first prize!

aquabunny wrote
on Apr 1, 2010 7:39 PM

A very pretty cardigan, looks gorgeous. As an Australian crocheter  I love to know is it a 8 ply yarn that you used? Great work!

AlisonM wrote
on Apr 24, 2010 8:13 PM

Hi @aquabunny - the pattern asks for fingering weight, which for us is more of a 4ply than 8ply/DK. It would come out huge in 8ply!! Good luck, hope you can find a nice yarn - it's a lovely pattern.

brandymccoy wrote
on May 25, 2010 7:54 PM

Very pretty sweater, and lovely color:)