by Amanda on August 17, 2006

in Margaret O'Leary Cardigan

One evening last week, I decided I was going to find the new Vogue Knitting magazine. So, I headed to my neighborhood B&N. While there I found the magazine and a book. I decided that the night was still Cablecardi young, so I decided to try the new Meijer store in town for groceries.

I have to say, I must have some sort of yarn-dar. On my way to the checkout, I found the crafting section of the store where they have yarn. Now, I was expecting the usual Lion and Bernat acrylic stuff. Tons of pastel sweetness for babies, but what I found was wool, too. Yes, you heard me right. They had Patons Classic Wool. Now, I also noticed that the price was $4/ball. Huh?! I better get some. So I grabbed 4 balls of black thinking that I know where to find more. You can’t pass that bargain up!

On my way home from the grocery store, I was thinking about what project will be using the new wool. Nothing in my head seemed right.

While looking through the new VK after putting away the groceries, I found it! The dark brown cabled cardigan by Margaret O’Leary. While I would love the cashmere it originally was written for, I think the wool will be fine. I have already done the back and am almost done with the front left. It is knit on size 10(!) needles, so it moves along pretty quickly. I know I need to go back to Meijer to get a couple more balls of yarn, and at $4/ball, I better get there soon!


Robin August 17, 2006 at 10:35 am

Thanks for the tip! I would never have expected that you’d find any decent yarn at the grocery store!

delia August 17, 2006 at 12:28 pm

Thats a great cardigan. One of my many TO-DO items…

monica August 17, 2006 at 3:53 pm

OOOh–that’s very nice. It’s amazing you got that gauge using size 10 needles!

sandra August 18, 2006 at 1:40 am

Wow, that’s sweater! Though I would use brighter coloure – don’t know why but black and brown were never close to my heart!

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