First, some great, breaking Bang Out a Sweater news: the Stopover pattern is being revised to include more sizes. Currently it has four sizes; now, it will include one smaller size and four larger sizes, up to 5X. The updated pattern will show up in Ravelry by Saturday. If you’ve already bought the pattern on Ravelry, you’ll get the updated pattern automatically.
Clearing the decks before my Plötulopi not-yarn arrives from Iceland. It’s some kind of procrastinating. Precrastinating?
This cowl, which had a misbegotten moment when its border (now ripped out) curled too much, has become the most hardcore low-skills good time. It’s the yarn that sings here, Camellia Fiber Co. merino, undyed, as soft as a bunny. I was going to stop at two skeins’ worth of cowl, but I kept going with skein three just because I couldn’t imagine stopping.
It could be a miniskirt, if I needed a moss stitch merino miniskirt.
Which I guess I don’t.
Or maybe I do?
Also soon to be done is NellKnits’s lovely little Hortensia cowl. Having trouble catching it on camera—lace wants to look clumpy until its glory moment after blocking. But trust me when I say that this merino/silk yarn from Little Fox Yarn is compelling. And the lace pattern is easy to get a groove on.
I got through the end of Broadchurch, season 2, working on this, which was not the easiest show to knit to. OH GOOD LORD fire that show up if you want a great ride. The crying! The vindication! Charlotte Rampling for the prosecution!
This is about five inches wide, halfway done.
The trunks of the little trees are knit through the back of the loops, giving it all a leftward lean. I wonder why that stitch was chosen.
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Thanks to all the yarn shops valiantly dishing up lopi! Please know that this may be the loosest knitalong in the history of simultaneous-group-knitting-of-a-pattern. The official start date is Monday, February 1, but with no official end set, we’ll be banging out our sweaters for a good while.