Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Georgetown Cardigan by Knitbot in Berocco Fioro

This is the Georgetown Cardigan from Knitbot's (Hannah Fettig's) Home and Away book.  You can also buy the cardigan pattern by itself.  This book is a treasure trove of simple basics.  It also contains the pattern for the Lesley pullover I knitted in the spring.
The yarn is Berroco Fiora, a mix of cotton, rayon, alpaca, nylon, and wool.  I was drawn to the cotton content for my warm climate, and I hoped that the other fibers would help it retain its shape.  I am very pleased with the result.  The elbows do eventually bag out a bit, but that is only after several wears, and after washing, they spring right back.  The color is a light gray called Georgia, #3805.

I bought this yarn at Roxy's Yarns in Tampa while out with my mom.  I told her I wanted to make a gray cardigan, and she encouraged me to keep it simple so I would wear it a lot.  Excellent advice.  I have brought it on my travels this summer and am wearing it constantly.