Monday, April 30, 2012

Cassia Tunic

Spring is here so it was time to put the sweaters aside and work on a little spring project. This is the Cassia Dress knit to a tunic length. Although the pattern calls for DK weight I used a heavy worsted from Malabrigo (pattern notes here). As I was knitting I thought this is going to be to heavy and warm but the short sleeves and tunic length keep it cool enough to be the perfect spring top.
This is a fairly simple pattern and the result is very cute and comfy. I think I might make the dress version for the summer (perhaps in a cotton?). This pattern was also a chance for me to learn a new knitting skill, the EZ sewn cast off. A really easy cast off method that gives a stretchy edge but one that I'd never even heard off. I love learning new things.
I think this will be my last knitting project for a while. Reason one: I don't have enough yarn to really make much. Reason two: I have a ton of fabric so I'm going to devote my free time to sewing. Yes, that's the plan, but we will see if I can steer clear of the yarn store long enough to get a few sewing projects done.

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