First things first, congratulations to Judy Exline whose comment was chosen by the Random Number Generator to win a copy of Lovely Knitted Lace: A Geometric Approach to Gorgeous Wearables by Brooke Nico. A big thank you to the publisher for supplying a free copy and to everyone who entered the giveaway.
So . . . what’s on my needles now?
I had a two-color scarf I started. I started it three times. The first time I started it as a double-knit scarf, but at about 40 rows in I decided it wasn’t working. There was not enough contrast between the two colors worked in double knitting. So I started it again, working it in the round. Well, guess what? There still was not enough contrast between the two colors. So I started it for the third time with some Kauni yarn. Lovely-looking and great color contrast, but 8″ or so into the project I decided that I wanted the scarf done in a softer yarn, so once again, abandoned the project.
I ordered yarn to try again, but in the meantime, I started this:
This is a cowl, knit from a seriously yummy yarn, Sun Valley Fibers 75/15/10 Merino Cashmere Silk Fingering, 400 yards per skein. The two colorways I am using are “Blueberry Crumble” and “Waterfalls.” The yarn is so soft and lovely, and the two colorways look so good together, a nice subtle contrast.
Ignore the pink at the bottom of the cowl — that’s a provisional cast-on. I am knitting this with a self-facing and will finish it off with a three-needle bind-off.
If you look closely, you will see that I’ve reversed the colors on the facing, just for fun.
So you can change the look of the cowl by turning it inside-out.
This is my own design, and I’m working the pattern up in three sizes: 21.75 (27, 32.5)” around. I am knitting the largest one and will easily get the cowl out of one skein of each of the two colors.
I am halfway through the facing at this point so this will be completed soon. Then it will be back to the scarf . . . fourth try!
While I knit, Loki is busy striking seductive poses.
He has a bit of a “come hither” look in his eyes, I think!