Well, 2015 zipped by pretty quickly.
I finished up a few things in the last days of 2015. Starting with this:
I actually finished my Border Cowl before Christmas. A pattern will be available soon.
And I finished this next:
This is a hooded scarf from the Fall 2014 issue of Vogue Knitting, and it looks like this being worn:
I made mine from Mrs Crosby Ombra della Sera yarn in the “Roasted Chestnut” colorway. This is a worsted weight yarn that is 90% cashmere and 10% nylon and 100% fabulous. The pattern called for 660 yards of worsted weight yarn and I purchased 880 yards so my scarf would be good and long,
The pattern directs you to start at one end and knit towards the center, increasing for the hood, and then decreasing down the other side to match, so that I would be able to use every bit of this lovely yarn, I started with a provisional cast-on in the center and knit down each side, decreasing as I went.
The resulting scarf is very long, so that I can easily wrap the ends around my neck and tie in the front.
I thin turned my attention to hats.
This is Blunk the Hat by Martina Behm and it is a really fun knit. Very, very clever construction! The yarn is Merino DK Gradient from Wollelfe in the “La Laguna” colorway.
I just finished this last night:
This is knit from a pattern called Pamir, and once again I used Merino DK Gradient from Wollelfe, this time in the “Granny Green” colorway. The pattern stitch around the bottom is tedious to knit but lovely to behold!
Speaking of lovely to behold . . .