Stage Door Cardigan KAL

Due to an increased amount of interest in the pattern, we’re going to be hosting a Stage Door Cardigan Knitalong over here in the Indigodragonfly Ravelry Group.

Care to join us?  You can purchase the pattern Stage Door Cardigan” target=”_blank”>here.

We’ll be launching sign-ups this week, and cast-on to start on May 14 (although starting anytime between May 14 and June 1 would be absolutely fine).  We have some new sweater knitters joining us (this will be their first!) and some just wanting to become better sweater knitters.  So we’ll be reviewing and adding to the Sweater Knitting posts I started last Fall.

We’ll be custom dyeing yarn for anyone who wants their perfect combination of yarn + colour for this KAL.  Orders placed by 8 pm on Monday April 23 will be dyed this week and shipped the following week after we return from the Knitter’s Frolic in Toronto. Orders placed after that time will be dyed when we return next week. Email us at (replace “AT” with “@”) to order!

You can choose a colour from our colour chart or even ask us to dye something special for you. (We regret that “limited edition” colourways can not be repeated)

Yarn amounts per size:
Size 33″ bust – 1000 yds
37″ – 1250 yds
41″ – 1500 yds
45″ – 1750 yds
49″ – 2000 yds
53″ – 2250 yds

The original yarn used in the pattern is no longer available to us, so we’ve brought together some excellent alternatives for you to choose from:

*NEW*Superwash DK 260 yds per 115 g – $22 per skein
Superwash DK
100% superwash merino with a nice twist and solid stitch definition. Takes colour very deeply like our Merino Sock, so excellent for bright and dark colours.

Polwarth SilkPolwarth Silk  775 yds per 250 g – $60 per skein
(lots of photos on Ravelry of different colours)
This is a lovely, soft, drapey yarn, making a lightweight but warm sweater. As with all very soft yarns with a lighter twist, some find this yarn pills. Please don’t choose this yarn for this project if that concerns you.

*NEW*Merino Silk DK 230 yds per 100 g skein, 50/50 merino/silk – $29 per skein
(This is our Merino Silk 4 ply Sock in a DK weight. Click here for photos of the Sock version, dyeing in a variety of colours)

DK Organic Merino 225 yds per 100 g – $25 per skein
DK Organic Merino
Using the same wool as the 2 ply Organic Merino that was February’s Club yarn, this is a beautifully soft option. This is not superwash merino, but an ultrafine merino, so it takes colour very softly in comparison to superwash yarns


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