#SustainablistDesignVote: The Yarn!


We have a final design! And: the fifth #SustainablistDesignVote voting is now open!

Now before we get into the yarny details, let me introduce you to the final design you picked! Here’s what I had in mind when coming up with the design idea: “This cardigan is meant to be the epitome of comfort. Allover brioche or fisherman's rib makes for the squishiest fabric, adorned with a diagonal detail that travels from the raglan line towards the sides of the fronts. Subtle balloon sleeves add to the cardigan's modern feel and cosy factor. As for construction, you begin with the back neckband, then pick up stitches for the body and continue to work body, sleeves and neckband in one piece until you divide body and sleeves at the underam. Once you completed the body, you'll only have to work the sleeves in the round to the cuffs - no seaming, no attached neckband! If you haven't tried brioche just yet, this would be an excellent first project. Knit up during the colder months, infused with dear memories, this design will be perfect to cuddle up in at home and for everyday outfits just as it'll work beautifully with for a night out and special occasions.”

EDIT: The fifth voting is now closed and we have a winner! 22.3 % of you voted for Blacker Swan, 28.7 % for Mohair Blends, 23.4 % for Blacker Classic, and 25.6 % for Pure Shetland, so we’ll be using Blacker’s beautiful Mohair Blends 4ply!

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Now with brioche or fisherman’s rib being quite squishy and voluminous, I’ve been looking at some of Blacker Yarns’ lighter weight yarn options which also showcases the design’s little details beautifully. What I really love about Blacker’s yarns is that the yardage for their 4ply and DK variations is the same across different bases, so no need to worry about meterage if you wanted to use a different yarn of theirs! All four yarn options I’d like to suggest for this design come at 175 metres / 190 yards per 100 g, so a slightly heavier than a classic fingering or sock weight yarn, which makes them perfect for our #SustainablistDesignVote cardigan – here’s what you can choose from (find out more about each of the bases through the clickable links!):

OPTION 1: Blacker Swan 4ply, a luxurious worsted-spun single flock yarn.

OPTION 2: Mohair Blends 4ply, a both durable and soft blend of Hebridean / Manx with Mohair.

OPTION 3: Blacker Classic 4ply, a versatile blend of British wool and Bluefaced Leicester.

OPTION 4: Pure Shetland 4ply, a particularly soft breed-specific yarn in natural shades.

With today’s new #SustainablistDesignVote voting ypu’ll also have the chance to win another amazing prize! This time around, a lucky winner (drawn randomly from all participants) will receive a box with some of my personal favourite yarns from Blacker, curated with love by yours truly. For a chance to win, simply vote for your choice below (select only one, please!), and then soon it’ll be time for our final voting where we’ll select colourways and last details!


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