It’s too hot to knit…

but I do it anyway. Sadly, I don’t have much to show, a few more centimeters on the Princess Shawl and lots of stockinette on Gwen don’t make good blog fodder. Instead I’ll show another WIP from my work basket. It wasn’t there when I first talked about it but somehow snuck it’s way in there one day. I blame it on the knitting store Nikoline Garn which lies on Nørrebrogade just before Nørrebros Runddel. It’s not high-end like the ones in the sidebar but all the more tempting because I pass it almost every day going to the university.

One of the brands the shop carries is Garnstudio and one day I couldn’t resist buying some Muskat, shade 61, for a nice summer cardigan.

Muskat 

So far I’ve done this much on the back:

Cardigan 

And a close-up:

Cardigan_1

I was actually trying to reduce my number of WIPs before this came aboard but I guess that’s not going to happen anytime soon. It’s not helping either that I’ve signed up for the Butterfly-knit-along. I’ve had the yarn in my stash for a year now and thought it was about time to get it done. I’m going to do the long version, hence the four balls of Kid Silk Haze in the colourway Pearl.

Kid_silk_haze_1

Last year I did swatch and began working on the hem frill but ended putting it down because I couldn’t decide whether to bead it or not. As the knit-along doesn’t begin before the 1st of August I still have time to consider it but I’ll definitely not use the Rowan beads. They are too big and obvious, I just want a little sparkle once in a while. Ending on that note, I’ll leave you with a picture of the wrinkled swatch for Butterfly.

Strikkeprve_2_1

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