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Cedar Grain


Cedar Grain is done.

I’m really happy with it!  I hope my sister is too.

You’ll notice that it makes me look rather… ample… in the bust department.  This is okay, as I knitted the bodice deliberately small.  The coat is meant for my sister who is…not so ample….  It will look great on her!

I was going to tell you about this lovely yarn, Naturally Aspire (DK), which is the New Zealand equivalent to Jasper Berroco,  the yarn that the pattern was originally knit in.  However, when I recently went to my LYS to have a look at the new season’s colours in this yarn, I learned to my dismay that they no longer make it!!!  Aaargh!!!  How disappointing.

It was such an economical knit too – I only used six balls (600g), as opposed to the eight I thought it would take.  Still, I am pleased I was able to get some of this yarn before it went out of production.

I am quite tempted to knit one for myself, because it is extremely comfortable to wear.  I see that Berroco has also discontinued Jasper, so I’m going to have to hunt for a new single to knit this in. Ooooh! I’ve just had an idea!  Perhaps Zealana Heron?  Now there’s a thought…


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10 thoughts on “Cedar Grain

  1. That coat looks great on you. Are you sure you can part with it?

  2. I like the “ample bosom” look … you definitely need to make one of these gorgeous cardigans for yourself!

  3. I think it is a beautiful sweater! You definitely need one for yourself! Thanks for sharing!

  4. It looks beautiful ! Bet your sister’s gonna be very happy with it 🙂
    Also like the colourway… very well matches the ‘cedar’ too… Real pity that they no longer make it..

  5. I looovvvvveeeee the Aspire 8 ply too. So yummy to knit with. I thought I would let you know that I have a reasonable supply of the Aspire 8ply. If anyone is after any they can contact me and I will do what I can to get what they need, but they need to do it quickly as the supplier is getting rid of the last of what is on the shelf.

  6. Stunning!! Heron would be pretty in Coral.

  7. I would love one for myself – though probably about half as long…

  8. It’s so annoying when a good yarn gets discontinued, but at least it gives you an excuse to look at new yarns!

    Love the coat, the colours are great! It looks fab on you, despite the ample bust 🙂 I’m sure you’re sister’ll love it!

  9. Look for your yarn on ebay! I have found there are great buys there, especially on discontinued brands.