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Yet Another Phildar Cardie

Yes, I haven't even finished the Granny Smith Phildar cardie, and I've already cast on for another... To be fair, there's nothing to do on Granny Smith until I buy that damn zipper already. What was I to do? These 2 balls of Phildar Aviso just happened to be enticingly placed right above the TV... (I'm still not completely unpacked, ok? And yes, I think *any* yarn in my field of vision would tempt me).
So here's what I'm making: the Caban en Aviso Marine from the Spring 2006 Tendance. (I was looking for the right translation of the word "caban" and found 3 online translators that come up with "overcoat", but one gives me "reefer". Hee! I'm not knitting a reefer, just in case you were worried. Or excited). Isn't it cute?
I had never knit with Phildar's Aviso yarn before, and since Fluffa raves about it so often, I decided to give it a try. It is the softest cotton ever (Lisa likes it too!) and it's quite bulky so it knits up so quickly. Unfortunately, I am having my usual Phildar gauge problems. I find that the Phildar test knitters must knit incredibly tightly. For this cardie, they recommend using a size 8 needle (5mm). I'm using a size 6 needle (4 mm)! Does anybody else have that problem? I have the same issue with Rowan patterns too.

Anyway, I got a little carried away and knit an entire sleeve in the XS size because I thought my gauge was still too big. It's not. The XS is coming out XS, see?
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So, I ripped:
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I'd sigh a big sigh, but the truth is this yarn is so lovely that I don't mind knitting the sleeve again. Plus, it's a straight up sleeve: no inc or dec, just stockinette. Perfect for watching Project Runway.
By the way, did you see the Interweave Fall preview? Sknitty was the first to spot it!

By Veronique
On Wednesday, July 12, 2006
At 7/12/2006 11:37:00 AM