FO Friday | Comfort Fade Cardi.

When I cast on (way back on March 4), I thought this might be just the project to convince Spring to come … and stay. Turns out she wasn’t that easily tempted. I bound off the stitches while we were in North Carolina and finished it up late last week. I’ve already had two chances to wear it – and thankfully, Sara was around for one of them take photos.

Raveled here 

I’m a newbie to the whole “fade” thing, and it was only when Tanis (from my favorite indie dyer TanisFiberArts) released kits that I succumbed. The pattern itself is a very (very) basic topdown seamless raglan – easy to knit … and easy to fit. The fade works because the body of the piece is reverse stockinette – the purl bumps really blend the colors.

The cuffs and collar are knit in garter stitch … time-consuming, but effective. The bulk of the tight row gauge helps the edges lay flat – way more than reverse stockinette would.

I think the dark to light fade on the collar is my favorite design detail.

Not that Holly appreciates it!

and in keeping with tradition – a favorite outtake – it was really windy!

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend – and a Happy Easter or Passover if you’re celebrating.

13 thoughts on “FO Friday | Comfort Fade Cardi.

  1. Very nice, Mary! I generally don't "get" the fade thing — but I really, really like the look of yours. Another GREAT knit. XO

  2. Simply beautiful, Mary! I've never really understood the fade craze, but now that you've shared your wonderful sweater with us, I get it! I love your always impeccable details and truly lovely sweater!

  3. Happy Easter! Your cardigan turned out gorgeous! I bet you are wearing it constantly – it will look great with everything!

  4. It's wonderful to see you up and out in your super neat new sweater! Congrats…and always enjoy seeing Miss H. Hope you continue to feel better and the best to you/your family this Easter day.Cheers~

  5. Your Fade is just stunning and I l love all the detail and the way the color works throughout. Love the photos of you with Holly, too!

  6. The close-ups really show the beautiful colors — and it looks terrific on you! And I think Holly is just about the cutest! : )

  7. beautiful finish and I love your photo shoot. Holly reminds me of Frodo in so many ways 🙂 It's chilly up here so you'd be wearing that gorgeous cardi.

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