For today, I’d like to share what happens when confronted with a batch of yarn and a batch of deadlines.
Yarn > Deadlines. I’m really sorry, but this was unavoidable. It was like Rock Paper Scissors only Deadlines Yarn.
This is Bello Worsted from The Plucky Knitter, a concoction of 55% merino/45% cashmere.
It is worsted weight which means these 96 stitches per row of stockinette crank satisfyingly fast. I mean: I just could not stop making this, even though it is nothing more than a blankety rectangle of stockinette. The pattern is Spring Fever by Amy Miller, a free download calling for fingering weight yarn. Yeah, I ain’t got time for eight skeins of fingering weight (or 135 stitches per row), so this thing is going to end up a hearty covering indeed.
Could we have a moment of respect for this edging, the garter rib edging? It is the unsung hero of Team Edgings. Garter stitch, seed stitch, 1 x 1 ribbing all get a lot of noise, but this sturdy little deal means you knit one row RS, k1 p1 WS. Half the purls of regular ribbing, all the fun.
Colors so far are (edge to top): Good Ole Days, Field Note, Kraken, Banquette. More to come, oh lord. Sarah Dimond, your color names! Killing me. An enterprising knitter could knit something with names that end up as a haiku if you knit them in the right order. Here’s one for you:
Haberdasher, good old Pip
Stay outta the hay