I became smitten with Malabrigo Rios in Pearl Ten when my LYS (Really Knit Stuff) had a sale recently, but there was a problem. They only had 4 skeins (about 800 yards)! Being a selfish knitter, with more than enough hats and scarfs, and not nearly enough adorable cardigans, I had a problem. I wanted a cardigan, but I couldn't possibly knit one with only 4 skeins. Enter Liesl.
Liesl is a Ysolda Teague Cardigan with impossibly little yardage. Liesl’s yardage is advertised at between 175 and 733 yards. Frankly I thought it was a typo until I saw several people on Ravelry claiming they had knit the cardigan with less than 300 yards. I thought surly, if they can knit Liesl with less than 300 yards, I should be able to knit it with 800! Right? I didn’t believe it, but I cast on anyway.
I have knit a bit over 100 yards at this point and have already reached the underarm (the pictures were taken a few days ago). I am starting to believe that I might actually have left over yarn when I am done!