I wanted to try the Drops Brushed Alpaca/Silk but with something quick. In the end I decided to make a waterfall cardigan that would just "take off the chill" on a summer evening. Crazy in the middle of winter I know, but actually it will be useful too when we visit houses that are kept at temperatures somewhat hotter (not warmer, hotter!) than ours.
I chose a pattern that I could make on the machine as I didn't want to spend too much time on it. I still have some Christmas presents to finish and it would be a shame to leave them to the last minute....oops!
This is the result. It is the assymetrical cardigan by garnstudio Drops. It's very light and very squishy. The yarn knitted easily on the machine and, thank goodness, undid with only a bit of fuss when required.
I used the knit radar for the entire piece and that was a joy. It does make things easier although I still like to note the row numbers of key points - binding off for the armholes for example. I changed the top of the sleeves to something a bit more me and this was done with a minimum of fuss thanks to the knit radar. Just a matter of doing a good accurate drawing.
Just as I hoped, I have ended up with a lightweight cardigan that will be very useful.