Friday, February 28, 2014
Finished Object Friday
Pattern: Looped Loop by Kirsten Johnstone
Yarn: Mad Tosh Pashmina in "Esoteric" colourway
Needle Size: US 8 (5mm)
Comments: It's a very simple pattern - well, up until the part where you need to graft the two ends together in a ribbed pattern - but it's the pattern I kept coming back to when I was searching for the perfect knit for a single precious skein of Pashmina. Perhaps it's the simplicity that makes for a perfect accessory?
The skein was one of many presents I was spoiled with at my birthday last year from my sister-n-law and brother. My SIL is a knitter, so she knew just what yarn would make a birthday really special. It's my first experience with Pashmina, and it deserves every nice thing ever said about it. It's a merino, cashmere and silk blend that's gorgeously soft without being fuzzy, with lovely stitch definition and just enough spring for a smooth, even fabric. And I bet it's warm and snuggly without being heavy or bulky! This morning's temperature is -16° so I'll be wearing it out the door to work today.
Knitting as directed by the pattern to 44" long left me with just a few grams leftover. Perfect! With a yarn this gorgeous, I really wanted to use every single inch. Don't you love it when things work up exactly as you'd hoped and planned?!
It's Friday which means there's lots to see over at Tami's Amis for Finished Object Friday. Lots of perfect and gorgeous and lovely and ... so much to see.