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August 30, 2005

In Combination

There are times when two things in combination are superior to each in isolation -- think chocolate and peanut butter.  Today I experienced this phenomenon with yarn.  Crystal Palace's Waikiki and Madil's Kid Seta are both wonderful yarns in their own right.  But put them together and you have, well you have nothing short of dreamy.  The Waikiki provides beautiful variegated colors along with a wonderful drape thanks to its rayon content.  While, the Kid Seta's fine mohair softens the overall fabric and adds warmth.  The resulting yarn was so inspiring, I went swatch crazy!

I wish you could see and feel this swatch!

I suppose the question at hand is, "nona what the heck are you going to do with this wonderful yarn combination?"  Well my friends, I'm going to make another variation of my tie-front cropped cardigan -- one for fall.

August 30, 2005 in Project - Cropped Cardigan | Permalink


Love it when you combine yarns. This one looks lovely both in terms of colour and texture. Inspiring! It will be fun to see your cardi progress.

Posted by: erin | Aug 30, 2005 11:25:30 PM

that swatch looks really good! what an inspired idea. Makes me wonder what I might have in the stash that I could combine, mm....

Posted by: Janine | Aug 31, 2005 12:13:31 AM


Welcome back! I missed you.

What's the cost of this lovely you are making?

I'm starting a grass roots movement among bloggers to come clean with the cost, before I fall in love and M1 too!

Posted by: kathy b | Aug 31, 2005 7:12:50 AM

Geez, that is beautiful!

Posted by: Cass | Aug 31, 2005 9:25:58 AM

Mohair is magic. Mohair with silk is even more magic. Sheesh, what am I doing at work when I could be knitting? This week has been all about that feeling.

Posted by: Daphne | Aug 31, 2005 10:17:27 AM

That is sooooo pretty!

Posted by: Purly Whites | Aug 31, 2005 10:34:57 AM

Oh, that will be really beautiful!


Posted by: Teri | Aug 31, 2005 10:59:20 AM

I need some help! I put aside my NBaT for a while to finish up other projects. I came back
and started working on the front. I just found
out that I added an extra inch to the back
because I read the pattern correctly to
decrease and then knit 7 rows four times.
I think I can live with that, but now I've
gotten to the point where it says work as for
back to beginning of armhole. Shouldn't it say
work as for back including armhole decreases?
I also had trouble with the folded up hem on my
the front. The back came out perfectly. Don't ask me why. Any tips?

Posted by: Elizabeth | Sep 1, 2005 5:18:44 AM

Hey Nona, can you share what the changes will be to your tie-front cardigan? I absolutely love your yarn combo! And the colors are outstanding! Brenda

Posted by: Brenda | Sep 3, 2005 10:45:52 AM

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