Wool on Sundays – 142 (A Butterscotch Cardigan)


Welcome to Wool on Sundays!

When I changed Wool on Sundays to a monthly event, rather than weekly, I thought I would blog about other things in between but, it seems, I just blog less often. I began this cardigan a while ago because I had some wool left over from a pair of gloves! I was looking for something textured and I chose this pattern because I thought it would be more interesting to knit than something with a lot of stocking stitch but after an initial burst of enthusiasm I got very bored of it and made two shawls, three pairs of socks…then I resolved I would do no other knitting until it was finished and powered through the pain barrier.


The pattern I used was ‘Holkham’ by Sarah Hatton, which you can find here on Ravelry andI used Aire Valley DK in Butterscotch, which is produced by the West Yorkshire Spinners. I do love this yarn and I’m very happy with this cardigan now it’s finished.


It’s very warm, so although I thought I’d be setting it aside until the Autumn it’s just right for our current cold snap, and I always think a yellow cardigan goes with everything!


For Summer yarnwork, I’ve decided to stash bust (I’m sure we all know how that will end!) and make a crochet Granny Stripe blanket. It’s going to be a lot smaller than the Ripple Blanket (which is really too big but it’s my favourite ever make and I can’t imagine life without it). I’ve made a start and, hopefully, I’ll get a decent way into it by by next month’s Wool on Sundays :)


Do you have yarn plans for the Summer, or Winter if you are on the other side of the world? Or are you in the middle of something? Or in the middle of lots of things?

If you have any wool/yarn posts to share, I’d love you to link up. The rules, as usual, are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 4th June.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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14 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 142 (A Butterscotch Cardigan)

  1. Elizabeth E.

    Like the other commenters, I find that yellow so attractive, espy paired with blue. But most of all I am in awe of your knitting talent. It is such a gorgeous sweater!


  2. Marion

    Hi Janine. Thank you for commenting on my Tent Cloche. I have Crocheted a Granny Square but still struggle with Crochet rows. It’s the end of the rows which I mess up and give up ! Your butterscotch Cardigan looks very comfortable and warm. Marion


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  4. Sandra :)

    No yarn plans for me – mine are more of the fabric + zipper variety :D The sweater is just gorgeous – especially with the blue dress – I would have found it very hard not eat the darn yarn while working with it – I do love me some butterscotch, LOL!


  5. Sigrid Swinnen

    Love that shade of yellow! It brightens up every outfit and I really like the design of this cardigan. Would need a cardigan too… but can’t knit so good. Maybe I’ll have a try and crochet one… Enjoy your cardigan and thank’s for the linking up.
    Have a nice week, Sigrid


  6. Kim Sharman

    Gorgeous cardie, Janine. Love the bright and happy yellow and what a lovely pattern. It teams perfectly with your skirt. Where oh where did you find that gorgeous fabric? Surely not some more drapes. ;) You have a seriously fun wardrobe of frocks and skirts! Love the idea of a colourful Granny Stripe blanket.


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