A quick and satisfying project with another skein of lovely Bumblebirch yarn . . . this time I used two skeins (220 yds ea) of Forage, a 100% superwash merino worsted weight. The color is Eggplant, and I love how the dye allows for variations in the color, which I think gives the finished item so much more depth and interest! One of my favorite parts of knitting is getting to choose beautiful and unique yarns from small, indie dyers, and it’s an added bonus when those talented dyers are local, like Bumblebirch.
The pattern is Silver Gin Fizz by the talented Thea Coleman, and I made no modifications except to knit 13 repeats instead of 14, because I was worried about running out of yarn (although I had some left over, so maybe I could have made it to 14). I knit on US 9s 24″ circulars, and the whole project took only 2-3 days. Instant gratification!
While this is worsted weight yarn – not bulky – the drop stitch pattern and the nature of the yarn itself makes the FO appear to have been knit on much larger gauge yarn. I don’t own many bulky cowls like this one, but they seem to be all the rage, because I see everyone wearing them these days – not wrapped tightly around their necks (at least not here, in mild-weather Oregon), but more loosely, as fashion accessories. I thought this was the perfect FO to give that look a try – although this yarn is so soft and squishy, I’d actually rather wear it right up hugged close around my neckPin It