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)

Modifications: None.

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.

14 comments:

Chrisknits said...

You can feel the softness through the computer screen! Love the color.

Wynette Vass said...

Beautiful color!! Very lovely b-day gift...if only someone in my family had the love of yarn as I do...

Bookwormmar said...

This looks nice and cosy- perfect for the cold spell we've been suffering through :)

Janine said...

This is lovely! The colour is gorgeous :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That looks cozy - and you'll need it today!

steph said...

merino cashmere AND silk??? heavenly. (I don't think I'd ever take it off!!!)

jaceystitches said...

Those are beautiful!

Dee said...

I can just imagine how soft this is! Your SIL chose very well.

Congrats on a beautiful finish.

Monica said...

Super nice! That pattern had been on my queue for a long time. I feel the need to cast on now that I see your cowl.

Barbara at Knitting | Work in Progress said...

Beautifully simple, simply beautiful. And the yarn sounds delicious.

Kepanie said...

Lovely color. Pashmina is divine. This will feel so good around your neck.

sweetpea family said...

Just adorable - itching to have a go. Thank you for sharing x

elisabethandree said...

What a beauty your scarf is! The colour is perfect, enjoy wearing it:)
Happy weekend!

Elizabeth said...

It's beautiful! I'm so glad you found a pattern that used almost all the yarn.