FO Roundup: Epic pink/purple edition!
First up, Old Forge by Steven West from the book Westknits 3.
Yet another bandwagon project...
I probably never would have given it a second thought if Teri hadn't made her shop sample in Madelinetosh yarns. The original (from Westknits Book 3) is super huge and rustic. There is a lace pattern that I omitted for several reasons- too rustic looking (although some people have changed it to stockinette instead of garter), not lined up correctly with the rest of the pattern (although there is a modified chart floating around that corrects this flaw). Instead, I kept going with the stripes, spacing them further and further apart. I really like the effect and it pretty much matches what I had going on in my head when I planned it. With everything all bunched up on the needle, I couldn't really tell if it was going to give the effect I was going for (sort of a pond ripples thing). The only problem was dealing with the jog at the beginning of the round. I think I did a pretty good job tidying it up with the loose ends as I wove them in. I can tell it's there, but it's not jarring.
I used Madeinetosh Tosh DK on size 8 needles in Vermilion, Opalline, and Duchess. I might make the Bedrock hat from the same book sometime since I picked up a couple of skeins of Terra in Black Walnut before we closed it out. Any other ideas?
Mudra cuff (and necklace) by Laura Nelkin
This project is so much fun and it's been great fun teaching others the technique. Once you get the hang of it, you can make one of these in a couple of hours. I love the color combos Laura Nelkin came up with for these kits.
Snowflake sweater by tincanknits
We got a couple of sample skeins of SweetGeorgia Superwash DK before the main shipment showed up in the shop. We'd also recently started carrying tincanknits pattern, so I volunteered to make this adorable sample sweater! The 2 colors she sent us worked so well together, there are many customers using the same exact combo. I started making another one in my leftover Tosh DK in Opalline and Duchess from my Old Forge blanket. Maybe next winter I'll make a me-sized one.
Scalene by Carina Spencer
I resisted the Madelinetosh Merino Light for a while, but the Spectrum colorway came in soooo pretty and there was a great bright pink (Persian Rose) that the rep said was discontinued, so I went for it! The Scalene pattern is really cool and makes a super wearable scarf because the keyhole(s) keep it in place. This is definitely a piece I'll get a ton of use out of. I'm sort of considering making another one in different colors!