Monday, May 4, 2015

Planning: Mottled Daydream


Gosh, I love this yarn. I picked it up at Athena Fibers a couple of years ago-they'd gotten a whole cube of this stuff in, and this skein just called to me. But it took a while for me to figure out what it wanted to be.

For a while I thought it might want to be a Featherweight Cardigan. There's enough yardage in this skein for one, and I thought it might be meant to be. But the more I thought about it, the more I started to question whether or not it really was meant to be-the colors in this are beautiful, but I questioned whether I'd wear something that variegated, or if it might pool in unattractive ways.

Fortunately, shawls are very forgiving. I had yardage trouble the first time I tried Mottled Daydream, and the second time I just made rookie errors, so I decided to take a break from it for a while. But that pattern is perfect for showing off a yarn like this-there's no detail to get lost in the variegation, and even if it pools, it'll be draped around my back or neck, not splayed unfortunately across my bosom.

So boom. I'm finally winding this bad boy up to start Mottled Daydream, Take 3. It will be a great basic pattern to keep on the back burner this summer-I have some other lace and cable projects lined up, and it will be nice to have something like this going as well.

8 comments:

  1. it's going to be a stunner! that yarn is gorgeous!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited to finally knit this yarn up :)

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  2. Great match up of yarn and pattern. The colors are so pretty. Good look with take 3!

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    1. Thanks, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  3. That yarn looks perfect for the shawl you chose! I'm sure "take 3" will go fabulous :) Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you're having a lovely week as well :)

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  4. Kat this yarn is so beautiful! I just queued up the featherweight cardigan -- I love its simplicity. I can't wait to see your shawl!!

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    1. Thanks! I love this yarn so much-and I love the featherweight cardigan, but it's not meant for this yarn :)

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