Here’s a quick peek at Asta, one of those Rowan sweaters that mysteriously has a two-skein difficulty rating but is a totally straightforward sweater as far as I can see. Maybe there’s some secret dreadful part later on, but I don’t know what it could be. “Knit left sleeve with hands behind back.” “Use one needle for cuffs of sleeves.” “Do not cast on before beginning knitting of front band.”
I like the way the little ridge between the ribbing section and the eyelet part is created. You cast off the ribbing, then pick up stitches to begin the eyelet part. A deliberate ridge! See? Have a look.
I had been intending to make this ridge a contrast color by knitting the last row and cast off row of ribbing a third color, the greeny khaki, but it just didn’t look right. Too . . . colorful. Can’t have that. The greeny color turned a lot darker when placed next to the pale shades, and it just said “Hi I’m a line” too loudly.
These eyelets are fun to knit, but I have a powerful urge to thread something through them. Not sure I can resist.
Eeek! It’s the return of the decayed tutu yarn! Run for your lives!