This is the best thing to wear for the day, you understand.

I love, love, love my new Opposite Pole. Joji Locatelli, the designer, is a freakin’ genius.

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Attempting to pretend I spend most of my time standing in front of scenic lookouts while wearing fabulous cardigans.

Opposite Pole is just a gorgeous pattern through and through. Looking through other Ravelry users pictures, I would say it is one of those rare designs that looks good on everyone, and that is almost impossible to make badly.

Once you get established with the cabling pattern, it is really straightforward and simple. I love things that look hard but are actually not that difficult.


Minus 3 with strong winds on the shore of Lake Ontario – but my Opposite Pole is keeping me warm.

I used a new-to-me yarn – Cadena from Americo. I am absolutely nuts about this yarn, and can’t wait to use it again. It’s an alpaca/silk blend, crazy soft and warm, and appears to be incapable of pilling. I have been wearing this cardigan every day since I finished it. It is so warm I have been wearing it as an outer coat, even though winter is finally settling in with snow and strong winds.

I am thinking of re-making Wisteria in Cadena. I love the pattern, but sadly chose to make it in an impossibly pilly yarn. My Wisteria has now been downgraded to something I only wear while gardening or hiking. Cables really pop in the Cadena, and it has a lovely drape that I think would work nicely on a form-fitting pullover. Yep, pretty sure I am going to revisit Wisteria with a little Cadena.