I just started that dusty blue Petronia cardigan this week. The pattern stitch is time consuming.
So I was thinking about starting this Ormond (and hopefully the KAL) in 2-3 weeks!
Sounds like a win-win to me!
Remember, the yarn can be any sport wt (or dk), & any fiber content! This Ormond design would be beautiful in any yarn. A dk acrylic from local places like Joann's or Walmart, have lovely yarns to offer.
One great thing about acrylic....it's washable!! And warm, too!
So if budget is an issue (and I can appreciate that as summer is ending, kids are going back to school....) don't spend one cent more than necessary on yarn. The pattern stitch of this little jacket will be the winning feature!
I'd just avoid heavily variegated yarn colorways. Choose a solid, or a tweed, or a very subtle handpaint. Although handpaints can be rascals for full garments with the almost undetectable dye differences between hanks.
I kinda avoid handpaints these days for anything that needs more than one hank.