Tango Anyone?

I cast on for Tango – the official name of my Linen Drape project – this weekend. The smaller gauge and splitty nature of Linen Drape is making for slower progress. I’ve been picking it up here and there between other knitting.
It’s in the round now, after about 2 inches of back and forth to allow for a split in the center front.


And here’s a closeup. The stitches will really benefit from a good dunk, and because the top edge should be zigzag (instead of straight the way the needles holds it) it still looks a bit wonky. But, no different than my initial swatch did before I cast off and blocked it.

I can’t help but think how much I want to just wet block what’s there already to soften up the yarn. It feels like string when knitting, but feels more like a soft, comfy, well-worn pair of jeans after getting wet.

8 thoughts on “Tango Anyone?

  1. Lookin’ good! I think the softness varies by color (like it does for, say, Muench Touch Me – some colors are silkier than others – has to do with the chemicals in the dye)…
    In Re: Christina — I *did* have less splitting once I switched to the bamboo circs – and it was easier on the fingers and all.those.stitches.per.round… LOL…

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