Stashbusting projects

I have several projects lined up for knitting once I finish my Eris cardigan.  I'm at the elbow on the second sleeve so it's close now.  I like cardigans, I don't have enough of them, and I have yarn that has been malingering in the stash and needs to get out and earn its keep.


Toasty Cardigan (Ravelry link) with Dzined Wool/Hemp Sportweight
This is a free Rowan pattern for a cropped cardigan (download here), the yarn is long discontinued but I love the blue green with flashes of gold.  I'm planning to work the button bands in place rather than sew them on at the end as I hate an excess of sewing.  I have gorgeous spalted oak buttons just waiting to be part of this.  (Spalting is a wood discolouration caused by fungi, it can turn a bland pale wood into something gorgeous by scribbling darker lines through the grain.)

Featherweight cardigan (Ravelry link) with Ella Rae Lace Merino
I salvaged three skeins of this green and gold yarn from the discount bin at The Loopy Ewe, and it looks a lot like fingering weight to me, though it claims to be lace.  The pattern is a simple open cardigan with ¾ sleeves, I may skimp on the sleeves if it looks like I'm running low on yarn.  It would be a nice layering piece with a tank or a t-shirt.

Amelia cardigan (Ravelry link) with Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Classic
I picked up two sweater's worth of this worsted weight yarn when Knitty Couture closed down almost a year ago, it feels more dense than Cascade 220 and more twisted.  The colour is Robin's Egg, and I have the 100g skeins not the new 50g ones.  Who puts up worsted weight yarn in 50g skeins?  I think it's silly. A friend made this cardigan and it looked great on her.  I have enough extra yarn I could make it a little longer.

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