Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spring FOs

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:

Raspberry Shallows_2
Pattern: Shallows, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Swans Island Organic Merino, fingering weight
Needles: US4/3.5mm

Raspberry Shallows_3

Raspberry Shallows_5

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.)

Raspberry Shallows_6

Raspberry Shallows_1

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.

Petra Pullover
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 Detail

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.

4 comments:

KnitNana said...

Oh my! I truly love your raspberry Shallows scarf!!! And am thinking Petra might be going on my queue as well.
:)

Shelda said...

Wow, what fun FOs! Lovely, both of them. Gotta check that Petra out. I love simple sweaters with nice details. Those seem to be the ones that actually get worn. And I'm with you about more cool weather, for sweaters and all kinds of reasons.

Evelyn said...

Can I please borrow both you FOs? They are beautiful!

KPiep said...

Gorgeous!