Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Dawn from Nectar
Finally I have something presentable!
Pattern: Dawn from Nectar by Kim Hargreaves
Needles: 4mm and 3.5mm circulars
Yarn: about 6 balls of Den-M-Nit
As usual I started this project long time ago - sometime in the summer last year...
It was forgotten in the closet for the entire winter, until recently I saw many white summer dresses featured in many shops. Now it's done, and I am ready to get a white summer dress to match the deep denim blue!
I am not a big fan of cotton yarn, and have always associated the dense and inelastic characteristics of cotton yarn as inferior traits. But this Den-M-Nit, a real pure indigo cotton yarn that I purchased online months ago from Elann really surprised me. The finished cardigan is not at all heavy or saggy. Even better, it shrank and faded nicely upon washing and tumble drying. The knitted fabric has a somewhat crispy texture that shows off the stitches stunningly. As a knitter I was provident, I read the yarn label before cast-on, and added extra 2 inches to the body length to compensate for the shrinking nature of denim yarn. Love this cardigan, love the design of Kim Hargreaves!