Summer is over, and just as it wrapped up I finished my Summer Solstice cardigan (design by Heidi Kirrmaier). Loyal readers may recall that Susan finished one recently and really loves it. I don’t think mine will be quite the “all rounder” (™ Bridget Jones’s Diary) that Susan’s is because mine is in a less neutral color. But I do like it very much. One thing I loved about knitting it was that once you bind off, you’re done. There is virtually no finishing.
The yarn I used is Acadia by the Fibre Company. Acadia is a blend of merino, baby alpaca, and silk. The color I chose — so appropriate for this design — is Summersweet. The yarn felt very springy when I was working with it, but it relaxed and really softened when it was blocked. The finished sweater has a lovely drape and feel to it (hard to tell from my not great photographs). I would definitely use this yarn again which is good since I bought a lot of it in another color — Granite. (Hey, what can I say? It was on sale.) The last photo is probably the truest to color.