Yet again, life marches to a beat more chaotic than one I would want. My days are spoken for, but thankfully, my nights are relatively quiet: yarn, needles, tea, television, puppy at my feet. And so, yet again, a "catch-up" Yarn Along post...
Bing - Pattern Cape Cod by Thea Colman. I love this sweater. What I love most about it are the details. I opted to go with a cotton yarn (Berroco Weekend) so that I could enjoy wearing a sweater on cool summer nights. I chose the colorway Garnet, which is a little deeper than the pictures show. The red made me think of Bing cherries in the summertime. The lace panels made this an interesting and fun project. That boat neck is my favorite.
Ponchetta - Pattern Ponchetta by Elizabeth Smith of The Brown Stitch. Somewhere during my second dry, extreme winter living here, my skin decided to fight back. Eczema. Oh, my. Too cold? Problem. Sweating on the ski mountain? Problem. 100% wool cowl/scarf in direct contact with the skin on my neck? BIG problem. So I am now starting a process of knitting myself new neck warmers with acrylic yarn. Berroco makes a nice one called Comfort, and I was happy to find that it comes in solid colors and heathered colors. I ordered the colorway Hackberry Heather for this pattern. Once again, this color is deeper and richer in person.
Ponchetta is a cross between a cowl, a shawl, and a poncho. The drape of Berroco Comfort caused my Ponchetta to hang more like a full-length poncho, but I really, really like the way it turned out. And it is super soft against my neck! The pattern was easy to read, and the project was a fast, enjoyable knit.
Autumn Margo - Pattern Margo Poncho by Elizabeth Smith of The Brown Stitch. It's quite possible that I could play a game of Eenie Meenie Miney Mo with Elizabeth Smith's designs and be happy no matter what pattern I ended up landing on. This one is a favorite! The pattern, as with all Brown Stitch patterns, was simple and straightforward. The stitch designs are actually made with slipped stitches instead of cables, which made this a quick and easy knit.
The yarn is Osprey from Quince & Co. (still my favorite) and the colorway is Malbec. It is really making me look forward to autumn.
Joining in with the beautiful knitters at Ginny's Yarn Along!