Cast On Mania Day 1: Varjo

Varjo start

I had to start Cast On Mania with my favorite purchase from Maryland Sheep & Wool – my magenta Neighborhood Fiber Company Rustic Fingering.

As predicted, I started Varjo in this yarn.  I started Varjo a couple months ago in a different yarn.  I frogged it because the yarn – although it was a hand dyed – didn’t show any variation in the garter stitch.  As you can see, that isn’t a problem with this new yarn!

I do have one problem though – I’m using extra-sharp ChiaoGoo needles and they’re splitting the lightly spun single.  I’m going to try to find an Addi Turbo – or as grumperina calls them, Blunti Stumpos.  This may be just the project for their blunt tips.

I’m almost halfway through the 8 inches of single-color garter before getting to the stripes.  These kinds of projects always push me to knit just a bit more because I can’t wait to see the colors playing together.

And given the weather here at the shore this week – yesterday’s high was 59 – I can see all the uses this shawl will have once it’s done.

My next cast on mania project is quite different – the project, the yarn, the stitches.  I’m enjoying all the changes from day to day.

I’ll catch you on the purl side.

3 thoughts on “Cast On Mania Day 1: Varjo

  1. I’m working with that colorway in Studio Sport! NFC is a client, so I wondered if I can share this post on our Facebook page. Please go like that page, too ;).

    Let me know. Thanks.

  2. Wow, what a pop of colour, it’s gorgeous. As for Addis, I am completely in love with them, especially the little 12 inch ones for sleeves. Total extravagance but I’m worth it 😉
    Thanks for dropping by and admiring my shawl.
    Kate x

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