summer sweater knit along - grapefruits galore

grapefruits are yummy.  they are also purdy.  i especially love that my sweater is made out of yarn called pink grapefruit and looks just like the color of one.  it screams summer!  it's so cheerful, bright and daring for a gal like me who used to only wear black and neutrals (must have been the hairdresser in me).

i've also been thinking that it's sort of like fate that i am knitting my summer sweater kal with a yarn that is grapefruit colored.  in the fall i picked up some cute grapefruit stitch markers and then my pal arika gifted me some equally adorable grapefruit earrings she found at a market!  how perfect that a few months later and i have yarn to match?  awesomeness!

pattern: something silver by veera valimaki yarn: yellow label dk by tanis fiber arts in colorway pink grapefruit
i'm truckin' along on my "something silver" by veera valimaki.  i've got about 2 more lace pattern repeats (about 20 rows) and then it's all garter baby!!! wahoo!!! cannot wait to start on that and the pockets. yessssss...pockets!!!! i heart this cardi.
again, this pattern has been very intuitive to follow along with, the lace pattern is sooooo easy and super simple to read your work and memorize.  it's quite addicting actually.  you all know how i love a good yarn  i've tried it on about 4 times now and it fits perfectly from what i can tell.  i had my fair share of nerves about the neckline at the start.  i have a small back compared to my bust size and my shoulders are small and sloped so sweaters tend to not fit me great in that area but veera's simple garter boat neck garter neckline looks fab!!! i adore it.  and that's the beauty of knitting on simply connect your long cable with your connectors and slip that bad boy on. it's very, very addicting.  i heart my knitpicks.

tanis's yellow label dk is squishy, soft, delectable and just plain awesome.  i can't get enough of this yarn and it will definitely not be the last time i knit with tanis fiber arts yarn.  gorgeous!!!  it think it shows off the stitch pattern beautifully and it's a joy to knit with. i can't wait to see how lovely it will look after a  nice blocking as well.  i'm excited to give it a little perfection.

how's your summer sweater kal project coming along?  i know more than a few of you are onto your 2nd projects already!!!! wowsa!!!!! some awesome projects and knitting going on in our ravelry group so be sure not to miss out on the convo! pics to come on the blog soon! also remember it's never too late to join in.  tell your knitty pals.  you can start along with us anytime.  the more the merrier :)

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