A couple week ago I blogged about Overlynd. Melissa released it earlier this week!
I love that cable and the fold over cowl/collar is such a great feature.
I shopped my stash but didn’t have anything that worked, so I headed to my LYS on Thursday and got Berroco Vintage in Aster.
The color is a bit of a departure for me and I’m loving knitting with it. Plus, the lighter shade means I can knit it even at the pub or while watching TV with dimmed lights.
I’m just about done with the knitted flat part and am ready to join in the round. I have made one mod – I’m working the sides of the cables in the back in stockinette instead of reverse. I did this because:
- I don’t love the look of purls in a solid shade. In subtle handdyeds it’s gorgeous but it looks a little meh to me in a solid.
- I’m lazy and I knit faster than I purl.
I’ve never hidden that I don’t like make 1′s and prefer kfb or lifted increases but given the decorative look of the raglans I wanted to try the M1′s. I’m so glad I did – I love the way they’re working up. The raglan is so pretty and the other increases would have had a different look.
Fun color, gorgeous cables and top down knitting. This may have just gotten my mojo back.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.