You might be thinking I’m going to write about Tabouli Salad, which I love, but today, I’m talking about Tabouli Cardigan. It’s a KAL (knit along) but it isn’t a mystery because I know what it looks like and you can too if you click on the cardigan link. It’s so pretty! It’s so cable-y! And, it’s so green!
Remember the Thoreau yarn – Madelinetosh Sport- that I mentioned the other day??
Perfect . . except . . I cannot find it. I’ve had this yarn since 2011 and that’s before I started listing the location on my spreadsheet. If this was a newer yarn, it would say something like “Sport – 3”. And I’d go right to the tub that has “Sport- 3” and . . there it would be. The first clue doesn’t come out til May 18 so I have a little more time to search.
I did find several other options and here are two that I’m leaning towards. Y’all can help me decide!
The pattern suggests Stolen Stitches Nua, which looks like a fantastic yarn and I’d love to try it but I’m committed to using stash yarn when I can. The nua is 60% wool, 20% linen and 20% yak. Doesn’t that sound fun? It’s 306 yards/100 yards.
I’ll make the sleeves longer and I’ll need yarn for swatching so I’d be comfortable with a minimum of 1,500 yards.
First, is Bugga by The Verdant Gryphon. The color is Mallow Sawfly Larva. This yarn is 70% wool, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon. It’s 337 yards/100 grams so it’s comparable enough to work. I have 1,648 yards so the yardage is sufficient. I absolutely love this yarn. I have quite a few single skeins but this is the only one I have with a sweater’s worth. You know the problem with this one — if I use it, I won’t have it but how much nicer would it be to have a nice cardigan than to have four skeins of yarn?
Mrs. Crosby’s Hat Box is 75%, 15% silk and 10% cashmere. It’s 317 yards/100 grams so it’s also very comparable and it will work. I have 1,585 yards so, again, there’s enough yardage. The color is Hot Pimiento. Not sure that’s a good “granny” color but I love it. I love the purple too.
Decisions! I think even if I find the Thoreau (green), I’m going to go with one of these just because they’re so happy and pretty!