Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WIP: Mottled Daydream


Sometimes I'm really surprised by how yarn behaves once it's taken out of it's skein. For example, I knew that my Zen Garden Serenity Lace would have short color changes, but I thought that it would be about half white, with distinct bits of gold and purple. I got a little nervous when I wound it, and it looked really light-like the white would be overpowering. But I had made a plan, and so I kept going, and I am really pleased with how it's knitting up so far-the color blend together almost magically, and the resulting fabric is so incredibly light and airy and delicate.

This yarn is really fine, and the cashmere content made me a little nervous, but it's really enjoyable to knit so far. It's not as delicate as it looks, and the way the colors blend together almost makes it look like a variegated neutral-this shawl is definitely going to go with a lot, and I think I'll have enough to add some repeats of the final lace border. I'm hoping for a nice big shawl, that I can wear several different ways. I'm almost done the first texture section, and this pattern is just as enjoyable to knit the second third time around (for reference, the first time, and the second time). This yarn is definitely more well-suited to the pattern, and I'm glad it's finally getting knit up.

I'm halfway through the final border chart on Flower Market, so once that's done, Mottled Daydream will replace it as my lunch break knitting. As I've mentioned before, my summers get crazy busy, so it's nice to have something straightforward and familiar to work on.



8 comments:

  1. I'd love to get my hands on that, looks so soft. I'm knitting with kid mohair and the fuzzy halo is something for me to get used to, I tend to like plant fiber blends like wool/silk.

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    1. This yarn is so gorgeous-I wish I'd picked up more of it when it was in the store! It's very fine, but so soft-it's certainly taken some getting used to, so I don't pull on it too hard!

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  2. That yarn is working up beautifully! The white isn't overwhelming at all.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really a bit surprised by how it's working up, but not in a bad way at all :) I'm loving how much the purple and gold blend together.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really excited to see how it all turns out :)

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