Friday 2 April 2021

Rebel Rebel cardigan

It's Easter Friday and I'm in Auckland again.  My previous visit was for work, so it doesn't really count right?

This time I'm really hoping to see the new Kaffe Fassett range in real life.  It looks beautiful online, but I want to see it with my own eyes.  The new colourways for Cactus Flower look incredible.  

I usually only buy fabrics when I have a plan in mind, but I might just have to make an exception this time.

Unfortunately I left my hand luggage bag in Auckland when I was there two weeks ago.  I remembered to take my handbag with my phone, car keys and wallet, but I forgot my bigger bag with my Smoyg, Pandemic Sampler, hand piecing, magnifying glasses and my work video camera! There was no time to drive back and get it, but I knew I'd be returning in two weeks so I could get it then.  

The only upside of that episode was that it forced me to start knitting my Rebel Rebel cardigan, because I don't need magnifying glasses to knit.  

The Rebel Rebel pattern is designed by a New Zealand woman under the name Truly Myrtle.  The patterns are written in the modern style of knitting where it's done on a circular needle and you start knitting from the top down. I had to google "provisional cast on", but I found a video that I liked and I got started.  

I'm using wool that I purchased from a local hand dyer called Yarn Therapy. Jo makes lots of gorgeous colours, and it took forever to make my final decision. 

Here are some socks that my mum knitting from a ball of the same (or similar) wool.  I can't exactly remember which shade I bought for her.  

Now it's time for the Peacock Party.  What have you been up to this week? Feel free to share a recent blog post below.  

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Gretchen Weaver said...

The yarn is beautiful! Have fun shopping for new fabric. The problem will be knowing how much to purchase. Happy stitching!

Pam Dempsey said...

oh, wow! The knitting and yarn colors are so beautiful! :)

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That yarn is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your sweater finished.

piecefulwendy said...

Well, enjoy the eye candy of Kaffe in real life, there's nothing better! Love the color of your yarn, too!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your Knitting is beautiful - that yarn is just gorgeous!!

Marti said...

That yarn is pretty in the package and outstanding in your project. It blends together so well.

Celine said...

Oh wow, your yarn is so beautiful! Love the colours.

Marie said...

Your yarn is totally yummy!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Your knitting is so pretty and such lovely fibers you are using. Thank you so much for hosting the link party. Have a Happy Easter.

Anonymous said...

Yarn Therapy! What a great name! And such beautiful colors. You’re off to a great start!


Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I love the yarn - it is so beautiful and all the colors really pop together! Pretty socks!