Friday, 13 March 2015

Casts on

For the first time ever, I am one of those people who casts on almost the moment she sees a Knitty pattern and just goes for it.  

I am really enjoying it.  The yarn I am using is Rowan Bamboo Tape and it isn't being knit to gauge for the pattern, but because of the yarns decided tendency to grow over time, I am starting with a fairly crisp knit.  In a way.  I think that once I have the back done, and it is carrying the full weight of itself, I think it is going to be exactly what i am looking for.

And I am pretty sure there is going to be another.  I do have some silvery purple linen but not enough for an entire garment.  Cue Mikonos which is a sort of mottled lavenders.  I don';t have enough for a garment either but together...Oh yeah.  I think it would look great with a blend, using one yarn for the lase and one for the stockinette.  (Did I say that yesterday?  Why yes I think I did)  Oops.

But there are also some other cottoms that would be great knit like this.  And when you add in the many ways this kind of piece would work in my wardrobe, well, there might be a few over the next while. 

So long as this one works out.  And I just don't see why it won't.


Sel and Poivre said...

Wow, there is no moss growing on your needles!

Brendaknits said...

IT looks lovely. Keep us posted to know if your guestimation is correct.