Monday, 24 May 2010
Pattern : Madelinetosh
Yarn : Blue Sky Alpaca Silk color peridot and Touch lace merino
Needles : 5mm Knitpro circ
This was a very relaxing and fast knit. Intriguingly simple slipstitch, good long size ; the cowl can be worn long or short (double twist). I couldn't get a hold of the beautiful yarn called for in the pattern, meuh. But I used some of my stash-yarn : Blue Sky alpaca silk in combination with an NZ laceweight that had exactly the same color-depth, what luck. I needed to combine the yarns to make the gauge and to give the cowl a bit more body. The alpaca silk is probably my favorite of favorites, so svelte... The color is called 'peridot', my thesaurus widget thingy tells me that means 'a semi-precious variety of olivine'. Oh. Right. It's olive-ish. Yellow, green, lime mustard all in one. My kind of shade eh. So, yeh happy with this project! And it's cold today - I'm actually wearing it.
Hope you had a nice weekend