Knit with yarn I scored at our great, yarn give-away last year, I called it Fauxnel because it reminded me of a Chanel jacket, but of course was a fake. Hence my name - fake Chanel or Fauxnel.
Intended to be a summer cardi, I found that the yarn, with all its built-in baubles, had produced a heavy fabric. Too heavy for my plan of hot-weather wearing. Conversely, with it's short sleeves, not warm enough for the shoulder seasons.
My solution? Lengthen the sleeves, turning what had been intended for a July/August wear into a cardi that I could wear for a month or so right now and again in the fall.
With a few hours of car knitting time coming up this past weekend while we drove to Peterborough and Sis' house for a family Easter get-together, I thought it a good time to take a spring break, knitting style. Lay aside the Sheer Panel Top I am currently knitting, which is most definitely a July/August wear and lengthen the sleeves on Fauxnel.
Today, one sleeve is done, and number two is on the needle.