Green Apple Cardi (2011)

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green apple cardi
Pattern:  Black Purl "Claudie A61" with van dyk lace panels and 3/4 sleeves

  Spirit Trail IXCHEL,  in spring greens (approx 1,000 yds)
Method:  Hand knitting
Completed:  March 13 2011.

This is yarn is 100% superfine alpaca.  Not an obvious choice for an adult sweater -- alpaca is heavy, and might have a tendancy to drag.  On the other hand, this is quite fine, and it is a summer weight cardigan, so it seems to work.

The yarn was fun to work with -- it's beautiful, and feels delightful.  The colour variations (greens, yellows) are subtle enough not to be garish or create bad pooling, or different effects in different-width sections of the piece.

The pattern is quite nice, too -- it has options for capped sleeve or 3/4 sleeve (as here), and the lace panels can be replaced by a cable pattern (provided), or any other pattern on the same number of stitches.

flatflat with shirt
The sweater without the body, without or with shirt.
lace detail
Detail of lace and edging/collar.
backback neck detail
Back shot -- always helpful to see the back, including detail around the neck
action shot
"Action" shot! ;-)

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