My sweater is on the needles. This is the yarn that I received two Christmas' ago and I repurposed to this project because I realized I could get this sweater done in a timely fashion and have more places to wear it. The package in the picture that looks like a reindeer is how the yarn was wrapped and given to me that year. It was a masterpiece of creativity on the part of my brother and mom.
The yarn is Plymouth Encore Worsted in Royal Purple (1034). It is a rich color that shows the stitches beautifully. The pattern is Knitting Pure and Simple Summer Cardi. It is knitted from the top down and has gone very quickly.
I may be adding a couple of inches to the bottom of it before the ribbing to get it to be hip length, which is more comfortable to me in a sweater, instead of waistband length like it calls for. I have plenty of yarn so it should not be a problem.
I hope to have this one finished this month and make a decision about making one from Caron Spa or Country for a lighter summer weight one.
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