Look what came in the mail today! I squeaked with joy when I opened my package of Woolfolk Luft, with enough yarn to make the gorgeous Marmor Cardigan by Regina Moessmer. Garter stitch has a lovely, modern texture and it's simplicity and elegance works especially well with a luxurious yarn. Keeping in mind that garter fabric can sag if too heavy and/or not stabilized, choose a lightweight yarn and stabilize with some seams! Or, in the case of Marmor, use slip stitch faux seams at the sides and up the back to not only stabilize but add decoration. The yarn suggested is Woolfolk's Luft, an aran weight yarn that is utterly lightweight with a 109 yards of mighty aran/bulky weighing in at only 50 grams. The Woolfolk folk worked with sheep breeders to hybridize a new merino sheep. They call the result Ultimate Merino® with a micron count of 17.5, which means it's as soft as cashmere but as strong as merino. For Luft yarn, the merino is blown into a white net cotton cage resulting in a light weight yarn with an angelic halo. It's heaven. I knit with Woolfolk Tynd before and love my sweater. It's as soft as any cashmere I've knit or worn--for half the price.
We're going on a cruise to Alaska soon, and I know that no matter what time of year or where I am, I am cold in every restaurant. I'm hoping to finish this in time to take it. Fingers crossed!
Come back this weekend and I'll announce the winners of the Kelmscott scissors.