Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cassidy aka Blizzard

I was in Maryland in December when the first blizzard struck. Locked up in a hotel and knitting away on a Swirl Coat from Vogue Winter 1986-1987. Long story short, the pattern was way off and I ended up unraveling 8 skeins of Cascade 220. You'd think that after 45+ years of knitting I should have guessed earlier, of course not!

My only choice was the yarn an needles I had with me. A quick search in Ravelry for Cascade 220 patterns came up with Cassidy (Ravelry link).

Cast on and away I went ignoring the 'use smaller needles for the ribbing'.

With the move and the packing and the rest it took a while to get finished, but here it is: finished during the second (and hopefully last) blizzard in Maryland.

I love the hood and the cables. Nice and simple, not too much fuzz. It fit just right.

It still needs buttons that of course I have somewhere in a box.
Used 5.5 skeins of Cascade 220 and needles US 7

Now OTN this pretty jacket from a Drops pattern.

One day, hopefully soon my looms and yarn and something different than Cascade 220 and needles size 7 will show up!


fleegle said...

It's beautiful, my dear.

You know, I remember a blizzard in Baltimore in March....

Cynthia said...

Ah, the wonders of Ravelry. It looks lovely.