Newsletter 755

by Meg Strong

How Many Pressed Flowers Are Too Many?

Back in October, we highlighted Amy Christoffers' Pressed Flowers Cardigan and freely admitted it made our hearts skip a beat or two!  The pattern is written using two yarns from Spincycle; Wilder and Dyed in the Wool (both of which we stock), and we've seen some beautiful completed sweaters using those yarns...some of y'all are speedy decision makers and knitters! 

We pondered a cotton version as an alternative for those of you with a wool allergy. Welp...we did it! We used 
Remix Light for the main color and Geshi from Noro as our contrast color. While we know we still have months of winter to go, Meg is thrilled to be "Spring Ready" and will be sporting her brand new Pressed Flowers cardi as often as possible!

  • Two cakes of Geshi required for sizes 37"-69"; three for 74".
  • Three skeins of Remix Light required for sizes 37"-58"; four skeins for 63"-74".

*Meg is wearing the 42" size with approximately 6” of ease. Shown in Geshi #29 and Remix Light #6901

Plus there's a hat! What do you get when you mix two skeins of Sandnes Garn Double Sunday with your favorite skein of Spincycle Dyed in the Wool? A Pressed Flowers Hat, that's what! If you've been on the fence about tackling a Pressed Flowers project and want to experiment with color combinations before making the shawl or cardigan, start your Pressed Flower odyssey with a hat! It'll work up quickly and is a nice bite-sized pattern to try out the overall slipped stitch pattern!