|Mountain Colors in Bitterroot Rainbow|
Remember this gorgeous hank of yarn? I received this one skein over the weekend as part of the yarn swap I'm doing and have been mulling over the various potential projects I can make with it. Some of you suggested a hat or fingerless mitts or a small shawl (all, by the way, great ideas) but with its decent yardage and nice DK weight, I decided to try something a little more substantial.
I work at a college and one of my advisees is graduating. She's a very special person and as I thought more about her moving on to the next phase of her life, I felt the strong urge to send her off with a hand-knit gift. Somehow, the connection of Noreen sending me this yarn and my knitting something to then send off with Kim felt right.
I've decided to knit a lace capelet. While I'm not using a fingering weight or anything as delicate as mohair, the feel of this yarn is working. It's a simple pattern of knitting in the round with two rows of yos and ssks between several rows of stockinette. The yos and ssks provide a delicate detail and opens up the capelet in a really nice way.
|(from Rainy Day Goods)|
I don't expect my lace capelet to come out like the "original" since the yarn is so different but I think the shape will be just as pretty.
Here's the catch: Graduation is this week so I guess I'll be knitting morning, noon, and night!