I blocked a second Shallows this weekend, knit in a delicious raspberry color that made me think of sorbet the whole time I was working on it:
Pattern: Shallows, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Swans Island Organic Merino, fingering weight
This is the scarf version of my Shallows pattern, which can be made either as an infinity cowl or a scarf. I made this one wider by adding an extra repeat of the lace stitch pattern. (If you want to do the same, cast on 55 stitches; you'll need 136 beads.)
This was one of those projects that you're kind of sorry to finish, because the yarn was so pleasant to knit. I would love to knit a sweater in this Swans Island merino. It's so soft, cozy, luxurious.
Speaking of sweaters, my other FO makes me very happy, so much so I've already worn it twice since casting off.
Pattern: Petra, by Pam Allen
Yarn: Quince and Co. Lark in the Bark colorway
Needles: US4, US5
Petra is an easy top-down design; both body and sleeves are knit in the round. I customized the fit by adding two inches of length and adjusting the shaping—details on my Ravelry project page.
Petra is the kind of sweater I like best—the perfect marriage of an attractive stitch pattern and just the right amount of stockinette. I hope the cool weather we've had recently continues, so I can wear it a few more times this spring.