While working on a lovely *black* Cormo Cross sample sweater, I reminisced about another deep expresso-colored cardi that was in my wardrobe. Although it was made from some of my favorite fiber (Jo Sharp DK), it was sadly, languishing on the shelf.
In fact, I couldn't remember the last time I wore it!
What would make me shun such a lovely sweater? Well, one of the characteristics that made me love the yarn also made me avoid wearing that style.
The fabric that this yarn produces, at a DK gauge, is very dense. This results in a garment that is also dense, thick and WARM.
Now, I can hear somebody asking, "Really? When has a sweater being warm ever been a bad thing? Isn't that the point?"
Well, sort of...
This particular style has 3/4 length sleeves.
So, while enjoying the sweater during cold, cold weather, the torso receives a nice COZY HUG while the lower arms are conspicously suffering a CHILLY POKE from the uncovered area, almost elbow to wrist.
Loving this yarn really got me going though, when I remembered, having recently moved, that I had packed a couple of small balls of it in my stash. Would I have enough? I weighed them and decided to go for it, it seemed OK! Why let this lovely sweater go to waste?