Wednesday, February 03, 2021


The Lina Cardigan is a new pattern from Harrisville Designs knit in Highland. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.
This Nordic cropped cardigan is knit bottom up, knit in the round, and has one steek for the cardigan opening. 

Lina is knit with Harrisville Designs’ Highland yarn. It’s a super quick knit. Bottom up is the way yoke sweaters were traditionally designed, and one of the advantages of bottom-up knitting is that you knit the body, then you knit the sleeves (one at a time and unattached, so sleeves knit up quickly. Sleeve Island is less daunting, because they are portable and such a quick knit). There are two length options for the sleeves in the pattern. There is a longer version (as pictured) that allows the cuff to either be worn long and cozy, that can cover your hands or be rolled up, or the sleeve may be knit with a more traditional, shorter length. The sleeves are then joined on to the body and then the fun starts. You get to knit the colorwork yoke. This is my favorite part of the knit. This pattern is a pretty simple knit. You will have to occasionally catch floats. The steek is then cut and finally, the stitches for the button bands are knit (buttons are sewn on) and the last step is knitting the neck band. Give your Lina a quick steam block, and your Lina will be keeping you warm in no time. The gauge is 15 stitches over 4 inches, so it’s a very quick knit.
I am knitting with Highland right now and really like the yarn.
The yarn was engineered to wear better and better with every wash. Don’t let the crunch fool you. After 10 years of constant wear, you’ll know why we spun it this way.

Lynn knit her Timber (pattern purchased on Ravelry) with Highland and raves about the yarn. Another shipment should be arriving before the end of the month.

Mr. FedEx made a stop at the store today. The new Portfolios from Della Q are here. Each one comes in a nice box making it easy to wrap if you are giving it as a gift.

The Portfolios are available on the website.

I found Lynn’s list for tosh pashmina.

Boneyard Shawl

Cedar Leaf

Autumn Vine

Mara Shawl

Summer Flies

Wurm Hat

Photo © Melanie Berg



My Spark Cardi is growing. I’m halfway through the neck/raglan shaping. I don’t want to say it will be finished this weekend but it should be by the following weekend. Now it’s time to get back to it.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

I just love the Intarsia sweater at the top of your post. What a beautiful design and the colors just perfect.