50 Shades of Beige

Well, maybe it’s only two. But one of them is heathered, so there’s really several shades in there, no?

Drops 95-8

I figured it would probably be a good idea for me to say something about this cardigan before it turns up as a finished object.

It’s made from Drops Alpaca (hey, look – it’s on sale!) and Drops Safran, one strand of each held together. On size 10 needles, it’s working up pretty fast.

I originally bought this yarn to make a different cardigan. But after getting the yarn, I wasn’t too sure I liked the colors I picked together. Then I wasn’t sure I liked the cardigan pattern anyway (or at least, not for me). Off the yarn went to the stash for quite a while.

Since I’m making an effort to knit down my stash a bit, I was looking for something new to knit last week that would use up yarn I already had, and would be relatively quick. I came across this pattern in my favorites, which happens to call for the same pair of yarns.

I’m still not entirely sold on the colors of yarn I bought, but they do make a very nice fabric when worked together. It’s very soft and cozy, but the cotton Safran should help keep it from being too hot.

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7 Responses to 50 Shades of Beige

  1. zeneedle says:

    They make a fabulous fabric, which feels silky and soft. Good choice!

  2. Carole says:

    It looks like it will have a nice drape and that’s good. The color will be fine if you brighten it up with a colorful blouse underneath and it will go with absolutely everything.

  3. kitten says:

    Pretty! I always forget about Drops patterns when I start thinking about sweaters.

  4. susan says:

    I’ve had the sweater queued for ages. Looking forward to trying yours on.

  5. Heather says:

    I think it’s pretty.

  6. jill says:

    Pretty. You have yet to share a knit that didn’t look lovely on you!

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