My aim is always to have a project in progress, so I don’t have the situation where I am weary, want to knit, but have only complex calculations before me. Somehow this never happens… I always seem to finish several things at once. I have recently finished a cowl for me – the pattern will be with ColourMart later when I have finished the next one.
As many of you know, I don’t do sparkles – they make me look like a tart!! HOWEVER, here in Orkney in winter we dress for warmth not for looks, and I have made a cowl for ME in Richard’s lambswool sparkle, in a wonderful aqua colour with silver sparkles, which will go with my black and brown town coats and my hi-viz dog-walking coat.
The yarn is a 1/12 lace weight and I got Richard to wind 3 strands together – colour c334/a120. The result is a heavy fingering – as it is knitted on 4.5 mm needles, it just means the finished cowl had a bit more body than the one I made for Yarn Forward in fingering. The pattern is different, too, but the basic shape is the same (obviously!!).
I have now started on the aran weight cowl for the same pattern. This has cables with a few bobbles (which could be left out of you have an aversion to them) and is knitted on 6 mm needles.
Also on the needles is knotwork Fair Isle piece for the workshop I am teaching in September. It is coming along fine, but isn’t yet at a point where pix make any sense…