So what yarn knits up at the right gauge for the Chimera cardi? Outlaw Bohemia Sport. It’s 45% Polwarth, which is sheepswool of a special kind, 45% alpaca, and 10% possum fur. This is the Australian possum, which has fur rather like a polar bear. The color is Arsenic, just to add an element of creepiness.

Here’s the Chimera:


Will it be just as pretty in fuzzy gray?


And what pattern in my collection calls for 7 stitches to the inch? The Dollar Cable Cardigan from The Pleasure of Knitting by Ann McCauley.

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I think the model has on shoulder pads. Other examples of this sweater at Ravelry aren’t so space station like. And won’t it be pretty in pink?