Today I received a lovely RAK from Serenadragon (Rav link) — the Honeybee Cardigan by Cosmicpluto/Laura Chau. I’ve been dying to knit this for ages because it just seems like the perfect lightweight, lacy coverup for summer–perfect for protecting bare shoulders from the blast of indoor air conditioning or making that halter dress more office-appropriate.
Now the only question is, what yarn should I use?
Option A: this baby blue reclaimed wool laceweight, held together with one strand of paler blue reclaimed cashmere laceweight:
Option B: the golden reclaimed silk on the right in this picture:
Option C: this royal purple merino laceweight that I bought at the LSG anniversary at WEBS:
The baby blue would be really snuggly, but I wonder if the pastel would make it look too twee? That doesn’t really suit my personal style. I love the color and sheen of the golden silk, and I like that it could be dressed up or dressed down and transition well into the fall. The purple reminds me the color of the sample knits for Amelia (from Knitty) and Dulce de Leche (from Twist Collective), both of which are definitely on my to-knit list. That’s a color that wlll definitely transition well into cooler weather.
Indecisive Ritsuka is indecisive! There’s going to be a flurry of swatching Chez Ritsuka when I get back to Boston (I’m in New York for the 4th of July.)
How are you guys spending the holiday, if you’re US-local, or how’s your weekend going if otherwise?