American Wool Series

Sunday, April 27, 2014

FO: Ravellenic Acer (finally)

 I finally got around to taking pictures of my second Acer Cardigan (sorry about the graininess of the pictures - not sure what happened there).
Cabley back.

Pattern: Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort in Navy
Needles: US #5 & US #6 Hiya Hiya Sharp Interchangeables
Mods: I knit the 42 (just like last time) but ended up making the body slightly longer and increased the sleeves up to the number for the next size since the sleeves were quite snug on my other Acer. These sleeves fit perfectly even with a t-shirt underneath. I opted not to put buttonholes on the front bands since I never wear my other Acer closed. This yarn is kind of amazing - it's an 80/20 wool/cotton blend that feels light and lofty and has wonderful bits of lighter blue tweed. In fact, when I was at Stitches West I contemplated getting another sweater quantity in red but wanted to plan my project more. The ladies who work at Green Mountain Spinnery are a hoot and a half and give great customer service. What else can I say? I love this cardigan and get tons of wear out of it.


  1. I would love to take a glance at all your beautiful hand knits. It must be quite a site.
    Beautiful Acer. Reminds me I need to cast one on this year!