My dear friend, Jocelyn, dyed me some special fingering weight yarn last year.  Her Etsy Shop, Dubai Knits, is always stocked with fantastic yarns in such pretty colorways.  I’ve been saving that yarn for something special and when Cecily published her adorable Breezy Blues pattern collection, I was all over it.  I cast on immediately for Drifting using my special Dubai Knits yarn.  This yarn is super lovely, with excellent stitch definition and just the right amount of loft.  It blocks out so lovely and soft.

I cast on for Drifting and in about 10 days, I was done.  I’ve often said on my blog about how I’m such a slow knitter, I really surprised myself with this sweater.  Maybe I’m becoming faster at this knitting stuff?

The construction of this garment is quite interesting with raglan shaping on the yoke using a smaller size needle and then when you get to the armholes, you change to larger needles and work the rest of the sweater by picking up for the fronts along the increased edge.  I know that what I wrote probably doesn’t make sense, but the pattern is so well written and easy to understand, actually.

There are schematics with plenty of measurements to keep all of the guesswork at bay.  I love how Cecily’s designs are always so wearable.  (Note to self: Must knit Goodale very soon!)

I love that this sweater has a bit of positive ease without changing the fit on the shoulders.  No one wants to wear a fitted cardigan when it’s so warm hot outside and at the same time, you don’t want it to be sloppy.  Drifting takes care of these details and gets 5 stars from me!

Drifting (Ravelry project page)
Pattern: Drifting by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: Dubai Knits Chameleon in the colorway “Fruit Punch”
Needles: Size US 6 & 7 / 4 & 4.5 mm

10 thoughts on “Drifting

  1. Kelly

    What a lovely little summer cardi!. I wasn’t fond of the pattern until I saw your version… as usual 🙂
    Mine have to see if I have anything suitable.


  2. Jocelyn

    I remember cooking up this colourway for you. I had so much fun coming up with it and so happy that you love it. And now I get to see it knitted up. 🙂 Your knitting, as always, is so neat and perfect. Your knitting + Cecily’s patterns=WIN! Your cardi is so pretty. And yes that necklace is awesome. I have a feeling I’ve seen that in a shop in Dubai. Or something like it.

    Thanks for the Etsy shout out. And I think I would go crazy with all that linking you did in the opening paragraph alone!


  3. Lina

    It looks wonderful on you! I bought the Breezy Blues collection and am hoping to knit them all someday. Your Drifting has inspired me to move that date up a bit! 🙂


  4. Leila Dao

    Beautiful Lady in Red, I love these happy photos of you with your gorgeous cardigan. And I love your one of a kind necklace, too. Did you cheer for Canucks last night. Thank you so much for leaving the lovely comments on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend, Preeti!


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