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Spring has Sprung

Whether or not we agree with it, spring is on the way. About a month or so back, I suffered a “knitting injury”. I had been knitting so much on a particular shawl (that I have since frogged!) that I gave myself a repetitive motion injury in my left thumb and wrist. But, I have to have yarn in my hands! No, now what?! I am now crocheting a cute cardigan in granny squares. I know, granny squares, really?! Yep! I am crocheting these out of Summer Sesame, two colors, and one color of Zinnia. Both are a cotton yarn and will be such a nice multi-seasonal cardigan.

Granny Squares for my Granny Square Cardigan (pattern on Ravelry)

Notice how all the granny squares are different in color? That’s the yarn that does that! I have guesstimated 8 skeins of Zinnia and 2-3 skeins each of two different color ways of Summer Sesame. I am not 100% sure on the Summer Sesame because I have now done just under a 1/3 of the squares and still have some of the original skeins left.

Another good yarn for this cardigan for the Spring-Summer-Fall months would be Unity or Unity Beyond. This is a wool/cotton/linen/bamboo blend, making the yarn a tad bit “heavier” feeling, until washed. Then it “lightens” up nicely!

2 thoughts on “Spring has Sprung

  1. This is such a great project to make for Mother’s Day! I love that the pattern is size inclusive. I’m planning to make one for my mother and grandmother for their special day. I know they will love the colors and feel of both yarns (Summer Sesame and Zinnia) 😀 Thank you Sheila for inspiring me to get back into crocheting after a long hiatus. It has been so much fun learning and shopping at Knot Just Yarn!

    1. I can hardly wait to see your finished Granny Square Cardigan! Thanks for doing this with me.

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