And then a miracle occurred … I finished a sweater, for me! Of course it’s only just barely a sweater, with no sleeves, an open front, and a cropped length. But, still, a sweater!
Project: Goodale Firewood
Designer: Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Available: $5 on Ravelry
Yarn: Tosh Pashmina in Firewood
Oh my goodness, have you ever touched Tosh Pashmina? mmmmhmmmmm. It’s just that good. My size (45.25″) used just a smidge over two skeins — so not quite as insane as making a whole sweater out of this heavenly, but oh-so-dear, substance. Goodale was designed for Tosh Pashmina, and it worked up beautifully in this simple-but-elegant pattern.
I don’t usually make things with raglan shaping, because that shape hangs funny on me. But, I figured the open front and lack of sleeves would be forgiving, and I was (happily) correct. I absolutely love the clever little pockets, created by folding the fronts back and tacking them in place. The whole front has an i-cord edge, so there’s very little finishing to be done. (Even so, I stalled out for a bit with only the neck edge and sleeve ribbing left to go!)
I wore this cardi to the Fiber Fest with a shawl pin at the neck, but I went ahead and put on buttons that night — I love the little i-cord closure. I was tempted to make the cardi a bit longer … but I think I would have ruined the proportions. As it is, I’m glad to have 90% of a skein of Tosh Pashmina to play with.
Did I mention the adorable pockets?
I remain in awe of Madelinetosh’s gorgeous colorways.