Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yarn Along~ Postcard Cardigan



 
I finished my Postcard Cardigan and due to overwhelming encouragement I have decided to release the pattern. That is when I get it legible. So the pattern is in the works.  My first version of it I made using Brooklyn Tweed Loft. I found the yarn to be heavenly. I really loved working with it.....except that I have an allergy to wool. I have tried to deny it for years now, but this time put me over the edge. I sneezed way to much, my eyes burned and my sinus couldn't stand it. I assure you the yarn is fabulous non the less. I have bad allergies and am allergic to many other things, so this is just on my list. Boo Hoo. Boo Hoo.
 
So I went up to Chelsea Yarn and bought new yarn for another Postcard Cardigan.  This time I went with Anzula Squishy in the colorway "Sexy".
 


 
OMG this yarn is a dream! I have used it before and insisted it was the softest yarn I've ever used and I think everyone should treat themselves to this yarn once and a while. It is a joy to knit with. So my second version is coming out very nice. I wish I could find more time to work on it!
 
 

Since I have one skein of Brooklyn Tweed Loft yarn left over I am offering it as a GIVEAWAY.  If you would like this 275 yard skein of yarn please leave a comment below letting me know you would like the yarn and I'll randomly draw a winner on Saturday February 22nd.
 

27 comments:

Sharon Scerrato said...

I would love the yarn. It's perfect to make fingerless mitts with. Plus you wouldn't have to ship it...I live in Wall too!

karen said...

beautiful sweater :) and I do love your new yarn acquisition....wish it was mine :)

mmherd said...

I love your cardigan! I would love to try the Brooklyn Tweed Loft, and I also put the Anzula Squishy on my wishlist! : )

Diane@Peaceful Acres Farm® said...

Oh I can't wait!!! I love your patterns! and your knitting!!! Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

oh yes, that yarn would have a good home here too ;-) And that cardigan is awesome!!
Sarah

Tracey said...

Your cardigan is amazing and how nice of you to release the pattern.
That's a bummer about the wool, but it's great that you have other options.
Thank you for the giveaway, I would love to add my name.

Erica Saint said...

Your cardigan is absolutely beautiful. I would love the yarn. Thank you for the chance to win it! :)

A Little Blue Dragonfly said...

The sweater is gorgeous and looks so comfy and cozy! I've never used Brooklyn Tweed Loft and would love to try it! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Lovely Isaura said...

Fingers crossed!

harknessangels said...

Amazing cardigan! I would love to try the Brooklyn Tweed Loft. Thanks so much for the opportunity! :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

I've been dying to try some of that yarn :-).

Your sweater is beautiful!

Sara said...

I'm always happy to have extra yarn! A wool allergy seems so sad for a knitter. :-( But your sweater is beautiful. I think I like the second version even better.

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful sweater. I love the color too and it is so kind of you give away skein.

CathieJ said...

Beautiful sweater. So glad you will be posting the pattern. I too have a slight yarn allergy so leave me out of the giveaway. Someone else will be able to put it to better use.

DoTheMathPC said...

So nice of you to do this giveaway, I would love to try the yarn and relieve you of your allergies. :-) So excited that you have decided to release the Postcard Cardigan pattern, and will wait patiently while you get it ready. Just bought the Anzula Squishy Sexy for the Chelsea Yarns March KAL. I think you will see that I was channelling my inner Andee when I chose the colors, beautiful earth tones.

Chrisknits said...

Your cardigan is gorgeous!!! What a beautiful pattern. I have never used the yarn before, would be wonderful to get my hands on a skein, wink wink.

Anonymous said...

Lovely yarn, i have wanted to use it for the longest time.

Anonymous said...

Lovely yarn, i have wanted to use it for the longest time.

Leanne Coppola said...

Remember Tara knitting with the yarn from Maryland??? She was allergic to her sweater too. Boo to allergies. The cardigan came put beautifully. Amazing.

Megan said...

Your sweater is beautiful. I would love to try the Loft.

fjord girl said...

I am dazzled and speechless.
You are truly a wizard.

Andrea Crossett said...

I would love to try that yarn. I haven't used Brooklyn Tweed before, and I think I have just the pattern for it.

kacie.reimer said...

I would love to win this yarn, but more importantly, your pattern turned out absolutely beautifully. It's gorgeous!

Creative Design said...

Simply stunning! Thanks for the chance to win the "only".

Sheila
http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/02/knit-socks-on-straight-needles-and.html

Melissa said...

I would love to try the Brooklyn Tweed Loft!

Sanja T said...

Oh yes I would love that yarn. Looks lovely!

Andi said...

Obviously the drawing is over but I just had to comment on your beautiful cardigan. I tell you love, your talents are endless. Beautiful new yarn purchase!