Different Colors and Some Tips for an Adirondeck Cardigan

I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite colors you can use while making my new tunisian crochet pattern, Adirondeck, that I actually think would work really well. If you missed last week’s post, you can read more about this great summer cardi there.


The sample is (shown above and below) is show in this great Mist colorway from Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted. It is a great choice for any garment as the yarn doesn’t pill (you know that unsightly shedding that happens) but instead softens with each wash and looks great. Not to mention you can throw it in the washer and dryer after each wear.

This year I am all about one color palette I found while scrounging around pinterest. I’m not sure who to credit…pinterest is tricky that way…but isn’t this palette amazing? I truly feel it could transition from spring to summer to fall to winter. It is the perfect blend of warm and cool colors and I think it would look great on all skin tones.

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While on the Premier Yarns website I was able to find some similar colors in our yarn of choice that I think would work great.



 Pine Green

 Baby Yellow


With all of these options you are sure to find something that fits in both your wardrobe and your personal comfort level.

Some Top Tunisian Tips

Working tunisian crochet can be a bit scary. Heck…us crocheters are used to throwing the loop off the hook as soon as we get a chance. With tunisian crochet however, you keep on the loops on the hook and work your way across the entire row, then work the loops off one by one on the way back. Confused?

Don’t be.

Stacy over at Very Pink Knits has some great youtube videos that delve into Tunisian crochet and teach it in an approachable and easy to understand way.

There’s also a great short video from one of my Tunisian Crochet Hero’s Kim Guzman which you can view here.

Getting Started

I know that there is a lot of information here but seriously…don’t freak out. You may not get it right the first time, or the cardigan might not fit just right…that is totally okay! This is crochet and you are not a machine. It might be a little wonky but it is going to look amazing and you will love it. I promise.


I’d love to see your versions of Adirondeck, so if you work one up, please tag me on social media! I’m rohnstrong on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. And feel free to use the hashtag #adirondeckcardi.

Haven’t picked up the pattern yet? Queue it up on Ravelry or purchase it there, or for those who aren’t members, you can purchase directly via this link.