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This Is Going To Be Something Awesome!

I'm already super excited about my second Exeter cardigan and I'm not even halfway done with the back. I just can't wait for it to be finished! I'm knitting it with my favorite combination of Garnstudio Drops Alpaca and Baby Merino - I think those two yarns together make the perfect combination of softness and warmth. As you can see I made some modifications with the cable pattern of the original cardigan and changed it to lace and chevron stitch with lots of twisted and traveling stitches.

P.S. I played around with the look of my blog this morning, not sure if it will stay this way or if I will do more changes. I also changed the name from Inspired by Luna to LunaKnit, because I've heard the former makes people think of Luna Lovegood (?). I haven't read the Harry Potter books so I won't take any stance on whether the association is a positive one or not, so I decided to change the name to the simpler and shorter LunaKnit - that's how I feel from time to time: like a lunatic knitter. The address for this blog will still stay the same for now so hopefully you will still find your way here! xoxo <3


  1. I noticed the new header right away, I like the rename (and the tiny triangles). your cardi in progress looks great!

    1. Glad to hear you like them! I'm so happy about the cardi, it's one of those knits that you know immediately you are going to use a lot and often!

  2. This texture is amazing! And I love this color, one of my favorite!

    1. I'm really happy about it as well, can't wait to see how the finished cardi looks like!


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