Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Now that the best FO of the year is here, some of the non-human wips cluttering the joint are starting to deliver as well. Like this cowl, designed & knit for niece Ariana who came up last weekend.
She is my favorite niece to hang out with. (Easy to say since she's my only niece.) Aside from her brainy & artistic accomplishments, she knits and likes to make things too. Win.
This is when it's double wrapped,and you are imitating models in Japanese pattern books. Here's my inspiration, something I saw that was not handknit. Now that I am returning to it---they look nothing alike. I guess that's what "inspired by" not "knocked off" means, right? . It;s a long loops with two textures but when wrapped together had a nice interplay of the different pattern stitches as if one was wearing two matching but yet not-matching scarves.
Looped over only once you can clearly see the two different stitches and yarns weights. I'd like to play around with another loopy cowly thing, with one stitch pattern knit the long way, join it into a loop then pick up and knit the second stitch pattern part 90 degrees from the first. (Yes, I do know there are patterns like this, I just have one I haven't seen yet in my brain).
Mistake rib in Peruvia Quick on size 13 US needles.
A reversing lace stitch on size 10.5 US needles in Peruvia.
This is an easy fun knit: only one skein of each yarn. Peruvia is a single spun yarn, and Peruvia Quick is the bulkier plied version of it . It's soft and lofty and the colors have a little bit of subtle contrasting halo; this nice green has lots of gold shot through it. Not as in "spots of color that'll pool" but as in" in the late afternoon sun it gets a nice glow going".
PS It also looks most excellent worn for getting to know your new cousin Zoe.(Like how I snuck her in? Can.not.resist.)