|Berocco Alpaca and Knit Picks US6 needles|
Some of you know that I'm still feeling a little nervous about casting on a sweater, and I've been avoiding it even though I am really anxious to get one started. (That's about to change but I'll save this little story for another post). After posting my revised YOP list, I picked a small(ish) project to cast on to help get my head back into this knitting challenge. I've recently made a very special friend whose work I admire a lot and so I decided to cast on one of her patterns that I added to my list. It's called the Evelyn Cowl (a pure coincidence) and the designer and my new friend is KiwiPurler whose blog is one I read regularly with sheer joy.
I went straight to my stash and found one skein of Berocco Alpaca which turns out to be a great yarn for this cowl. It's incredibly soft and in spite of its Alpaca content, it surprisingly doesn't shed. I'm a huge fan of cowls -- I love knitting in the round, I love knitting stitch repeats, and I love creating an accessory that is easy to wear as much as it's easy to knit.
The Evelyn Cowl is a real pleasure to work on. Once I read through the pattern, I quickly understood the construction of the cowl's design and enjoyed watching the eyelet rows develop. The stitch repeats are easy to remember so eventually I didn't have to refer to the pattern much which allowed me to relax and listen to some great music. I cast on late Sunday afternoon and had a heavenly long stretch of quiet time to knit so this little beauty is done, but I haven't had a chance to book my model for photographs. I'll share those with you soon.
|Two sections completed|