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Obsidian Obsessed

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.

Obsidian FO-1

Obsidian FO-2As for my Obsidian, I went with 4 skeins of Tosh Merino Light in Onyx.  Paired with a slim fitting black skirt and black knee high boots, it’ll be a modern take on the little black dress.

TML OnyxI’ll catch you on the purl side.

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categories: sweaters WIPs - 2013

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  • Monica November 17, 2013, 3:41 pm

    You can do it Jody! Is going to be super chic in black!

  • Audry November 18, 2013, 11:39 am

    I hope we get to see pictures of the whole outfit when you are done with Obsidian. I always feel so challenged when it comes to putting together a nice outfit and what you’ve described sounds wonderful!

  • Judy S November 18, 2013, 11:53 pm

    Sounds and looks great! Knit on! BTW, did you start Sprig? That’s a nice pattern also….

  • Cheryl November 22, 2013, 12:26 am

    I can’t wait to see the FO!

    Also, thanks for the new-to-me cast on tutorial video. :)