Project Profile: Funky Grandpa

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This week we received a shipment of Zauberball Crazy in from Schoppel and it brings to mind a project that we have always wanted to try.  Funky Grandpa by La Maison Rilile is a boxy, deep v-neck cardigan with a top-down, almost-all-in-one piece construction that is fascinating. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/funky-grandpa

 

 

 

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Funky Grandpa is not a new design, but it is very much a timeless one.  It’s not trendy or high fashion.  In fact, what makes Funky Grandpa so appealing (beyond the name), is the fact that any body type can wear it.  The wide range of sizes and customizable shaping make it accessible to everyone.  This design’s fashion comes from its retro style.  Our Grandpas wore the basic shape, as did Mr. Rogers.  What sweater loving person can’t relate to either of those guys? spring_cardigan__socks___stuff-53_medium2 Zauberball Crazy is a fingering weight yarn that has fairly long color runs that gradiate, but also change between tweedy and solid within those sections.  Funky Grandpa uses Zauberball Crazy to jazz up solid fingering weight sections every so often, making you look like a brilliant colorist.
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We’re going to give it a try. Stay tuned.  Or come on in and try it with us.  Everyone should have a Funky Grandpa.

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