This past week I have had a bit of a project tunnel vision in order to make this Overleaf cardigan by Taiga Hilliard in time for it to be shipped off in time for mother’s day.
I was approached by the owner of a local yarn shop to take over a project she had intended to finish for her mother for Mother’s Day (which was yesterday in the US, for anyone reading from elsewhere). So I solely focused on it any time I had, leading to no progress pictures because I wanted to get it done as quickly as possible and did not take the time to pause and take progress pics. This is the size XL, made on size 6 needles to the gauge called for in the pattern. I used three full balls of the Mary Gavin Yarns Pepino in the color Frolic, and this yarn was a dream to work with. I jumped right in and didn’t bother to look at the yarn tags until I was almost done with ball 2 and nowhere near done with the sweater, and I didn’t realize it was a linen yarn until I read that. Turns out the third ball had jumped out of the bag before I picked it up and was found, so all was good and the project got finished.
We even found the adorable wooden buttons to go along with it, and I think they went just perfectly.
Velma’s Sweater was color C, and it started giving me awesome 70s vibes. Probably appropriate given the name of the color.
Around this point is where I was able to somewhat memorize the lace portion of the pattern so I was able to work on it while helping with homework.
It also got too long for the section of the table I started on when I added in a pink-toned one of a kind color as color D.
With a red-toned OOAK as color E, the nearly finished shawl was almost as long as the table.
I finished the full shawl in 9 days, and then made a 60% width sample of the short version of the Going on a Treasure Hunt crocheted shawl, moving the colors around a bit to accommodate what I had left of each color. For reference, the colors are OOAK Pink as color A, OOAK Red as color B, Velma’s Sweater as color C (with a small bit of OOAK Pink at the very end of the third section), Jade as color D, and Candlewick as color E.
X Marks the Spot – (On US 10.5 knitting needles)
Jade – 34 grams
Candlewick – 69 grams
Velma’s Sweater – 61 grams
OOAK Pink – 62 grams
OOAK Red – 31 grams
Going on a Treasure Hunt – (On size I crochet hook)
OOAK Red – 44 grams
OOAK Pink – 22 grams
Velma’s Sweater – 39 grams
Candlewick – 23 grams
Jade – 43 grams
I really enjoyed working with this yarn, so much so that I’ve already bought a couple more skeins to work a new shawl pattern I’m developing.