i finally have a new FO to share with you! huzzah!
FO: triangle loop: coral and cream <– ravelry project page
pattern: triangle loop by erica-knits
yarn: stonehedge shepherds wool in coral and one skein of beautiful natural cream yarn from a b&b in ireland where my silster (that's my new slang for sister in law. it's much easier to say than sister in law. let's see if we can make it catch? it'll be so streets ahead. or fetch.) stayed, from a sheep on premises. there wasn't quite enough, so i used a few yards of fibranatura shepherd's own, leftover from maikke's hat.
needles: US size 8 (5mm) circulars
now, when i pulled out the crochet chain i made for the provisional cast-on, i realized that i was hella confused by the idea of kitchenering a colorwork row. and i definitely wanted it to look as seamless as i possibly could. what i ended up doing was pulling a piece of yarn through the cast-on edge, very loosely for the max elasticity, to make sure nothing would unravel and to have the least amount of bulk possible, and then re-creating (via kitchener stitch) the cast-on row. so there’s one row hidden under all of my knitting. but it looks seamless, and unless you go around squeezing the cowl, i doubt you would find the kitchenered edge.
here’s a picture from pinterest that shows what i did a little better:
so that, minus the bulk of the cast-on/cast-off. originally from anonyknits. click on through the pic to the original, or, hey here’s a link: anonyknits on seaming, if you want more pics of her process.
this location, by the way, is an old warehouse where we were shooting pops last weekend. the aesthetic part of me was like ‘oooooooooh, textures, ooooh, decay, oooooh, so pretty!’ and the sensible part of me was like ‘touch as little as possible and wash your hands about a dozen times’.
i believe i have told you all before that stonehedge fiber mills shepherds wool might possibly be my favorite basic worsted yarn of all time.
i’d been meaning to make this pattern forever. door sixteen grew my love of triangles, and you all know i’ve been into cowls… this FO isn’t actually the one i’ve been daydreaming about, though. this just happened. in my imagination, i adapted the cowl pattern into a version of this pin:
using this gorgeous palette, and turning the triangles into pinwheels. maybe this will still happen, but now you know about my daydream. that will have to be enough for now, my darlings.