FO Friday – Cotton Candy Cardi

Cotton Candy Cardi Done!

Once again, I’m pleased with myself!   This little sweater is so stinkin’ cute I wish I was an auntie!


The Pattern:  Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee

A really super pattern! The spot I needed a bit of clarification was the sleeve divide.  It’s worth noting that you divide for the sleeves in the middle of the lace sections.  Of course, if I counted stitches I wouldn’t need that clarified!


The Yarn: Tosh Merino Light by madelinetosh in Cotton Candy

I’m less pleased with the yarn.  I haven’t decided yet if it truly bled or if I was just rinsing excess dye away.  It seems TML is the most likely Tosh to have dye issues.  I should have seen it coming a mile away.  Reds are troublemakers!  Rather than soak and block, I rinsed briefly.  My whites are a little pink and my blues are not as vibrant so I should probably face the facts:  this yarn bleeds.  BOO!  The sweater isn’t ruined so in this case it’s no big deal.  I’m just glad I didn’t do something silly like edge it with white trim.


I’m thinking I’ll rehank the second skein I’ve got and give it a soak, either with Synthrapol to preserve the current colors or maybe just soak it and let it bleed, to get more purple from the second skein.  I do like purple after all!   I’m sure it’ll be a blog post eventually!  I’ve got ideas galore for the second skein!


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