I mentioned Obsidian in Friday’s post. I love the clean, modern lines – it really shows off a hand dyed. When I wrote that post I had no intention of casting on the next day. But then I got a text from Paul on Friday that his company’s Christmas party was Friday December 13th.
I obsessed the way I always do about what to wear – never considering knitting something because, well, it’s a month away. But once I remember Obsidian I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I needed to wear Obsidian for that party.
I love the cowl pulled all the way down. It’s what sold me on this design.
The pattern is pretty simple too. If you’ve ever made a top down raglan you should have no trouble with this.
After reading lots of people’s notes I learned that a *super* stretchy cast on was needed for the start of the cowl (the part that stretches around your whole body) so I went for Jeny’s Stretchy Slip Knot Cast On. I didn’t want to take a chance that the star of this design wasn’t going to work.
Since this will be an aggressive (but doable, right?) deadline I psyched myself up with a look at some of the FOs. Here are a few of my favorites.