reds

bulky hat

Malabrigo Rasta in Ravelry Red on 10mm needles – I ripped it out and started again on a circular I dug out of the needle stash after I took this. So fast!

chocolate cherry socks

Claudia Handpainted sock yarn in Chocolate Cherry.

gorgeous red

Jill Draper Hudson in Bing Cherry, an upcoming pullover design.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and readers!

hey look, a finished object

Time is just slipping by and I’m finding it so tough to get back to blogging! I have so much to share. First up is a piece that’s been getting a lot of wear lately – it’s just a plain, black, triangle scarf.

cashmere

Also? It’s 100% cashmere.

cashmere

Ooooh, so soft. The pattern is just a basic top-down triangular shawl with 2 knit stitches at the edges and yarn over increases at the beginning, middle, and end of every right side row. I finished it off with a wide border of seed stitch.

I got this yarn ages ago at Rhinebeck, it’s 100% cashmere from Jojoland. I used 3 skeins of fingering weight, held double on 5mm-ish needles.

Now that it’s chillier out, I wear this scarf pretty much every day, wrapped around like this. It’s my new favourite thing.

cashmere

Assam

Available in Afternoon Tea Volume Two!

Assam

Assam is a cozy cardigan with an interesting construction, and had been on my to-release list for ages! I knit a prototype of this sweater in some tweed several years ago, but the pattern wasn’t really finalized until I knit this current sample. Assam is knit in one big piece, from cuff to cuff, and then the large seed stitch border is picked up and worked at the end. There are a couple of long seams, but in general it’s pretty light on the finishing.

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It’s a nice boxy, relaxed shape, really easy to throw on an go. The Tanis aran weight yarn has a really great weight to it (it’s quite heavy), which I find really comforting. The faux raglan shaping doesn’t actually change the stitch count or anything, but it does provide a bit of interesting knitting to break up the stockinette without being too taxing, and I find it does help keep the sweater on your shoulders.

I even have some photos of me in it!

Assam

Assam

To purchase the pattern, check out Afternoon Tea Volume Two or Assam on Ravelry.