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Issue 403 – Sprout Cardigan

Though fall and winter are generally thought to be the season for knitting, summer knitting has its advantages. Holiday, and vacation time away from work, provide longer uninterrupted stretches of time to concentrate on a new or challenging project. Summer knitting provides an opportunity to slow down and relax for a few minutes while sitting by the pool, on the beach, or on the porch. For sports fans, the pace of a baseball game is more conducive to knitting than football or hockey. Knitting on the go is easier too – without coats, gloves and winter layers to bring with you, all you need to do is grab your knitting bag. And summer is the perfect time to get a new fall sweater on the needles so it will be ready to wear when the season arrives.

Susan Mills

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The Yarn

Sprout
100% organic cotton

Sprout is a soft, squishy organic cotton yarn with a slightly nubby texture. Available in a bright-and-lively palette perfect for summer, Sprout is machine washable. With a wonderful soft texture, and a quick-to-knit gauge, it's easy to see why environmentally friendly Sprout is a popular choice for to knit and wear year round.


More Designs in Sprout

Other great summer projects in Sprout: Jacana (1502 Birdsong, top left and center), Tuckernuck (1503 Along the Shore, top right), Betty Ann and Benjamin, and Marion (1504 The New Generation, bottom row).

Birdsong Along The Shore The New Generation


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