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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Knitting purple mohair cardigan "Emmeline"

An elderly friend of a friend decided to de-stash her knitting yarn. I offered to take it. Much of it is not to my taste, so I will pass it on to the quilters group next week and to the free store at the recycling centre.

I did keep for myself a lovely stash of purple mohair, Super Kid, from a discontinued yarn line Chat Botté.

This yarn is now discontinued.
The donation from the friend also included a bag of old knitting patterns. I kept this year 2000 issue of Rowan Knitting Magazine as it features mohair yarns, and has the pattern that I will use for a cardigan.
The illustration from the magazine of the pattern, called "Emmeline". 
This pattern is available on the Ravelry store if the photo above is illegible. See http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/emmeline

Purple Emmeline cardigan underway! I cast on 226 stitches to knit the back and fronts together to the armhole. I just don't understand seaming anymore that you have to when knitting.
I decided not to do the bell ruffle bottom edging, so I just did a simple K2P2 ribbing for 10 rows, then moved into the 4 rows purl, and am using this subtle purple glitter thread for the fair isle pattern band.

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