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September 26, 2011

From Sally — The End of Summer

Filed under: Sally's Summer Solstice,Updates — surly @ 1:12 pm

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.


  1. Beautiful!

    Comment by stashdragon — September 26, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

  2. From Susan — I love it! My Summer Solstice is jealous of your Summer Solstice!

    Comment by lv2knit — September 26, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

  3. beautiful sweater, and beautiful jewelry too.

    Comment by dana — September 26, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

  4. Lovely sweater.

    Comment by Beverly — September 26, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

  5. Stunning! I knit a shawl with this in Driftwood and everyone loves it. I want to do a cardi in the Wild Onion colorway- already have it stashed. Isn’t this yarn addictive?

    Comment by Trista — September 26, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

  6. Very pretty! I think that’s a good all ’round color–it’s not like it’s bright yellow or anything… You should just try wearing it with everything to make sure.

    Comment by Lisle — September 26, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

  7. lovely sweater — love the texture in the yarn

    Comment by Wool free and Lovin' knit — September 27, 2011 @ 8:44 am

  8. Lovely!

    Comment by Michelle — September 27, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

  9. So nice! I love my own Summer Solstice. It’s one of the most wearable sweaters I’ve knit! Yours is just such a lovely shade.

    Comment by Kym — September 28, 2011 @ 7:34 am

  10. This is just such a lovely design, and around where you (and I) live it’s probably possible to wear it at some point in every season of the year. I hope I can do half as much justice to the details as you have done – should I ever knit it.

    Comment by Chloe — September 28, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

  11. this yarn is gorgeous for this lovely Summer Solstice !!

    Comment by lo de lille — September 29, 2011 @ 8:43 am

  12. What a lovely sweater and yarn! I have seen Susan’s and love it but I think this color is just as beautiful! Gives the sweater a whole different look!

    Comment by Kathy W. — September 29, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

  13. Is the brooch on your summer solstice turquoise and meteorite?

    Comment by Joan Sanning — September 30, 2011 @ 12:40 am

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