With my visit to Melbourne looming, it was clearly time to cast on her le Slouch. As the yarn is 8ply (DK) and the pattern is written for a worsted yarn, I had to rewrite it to get the right size. Fortunately this worked first go, or else I’m not sure I would have got it finished in time for the visit (well, as it turned out, I finished it while I was there, but that’s ok!). And it was most definitely cold enough to need a hat!
she loves it! (phew!)
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, 1 x 50g skein, col 32 lot 101 – only 1 skein – I was amazed (in fact, slightly less than a skein, how good is that!). This yarn knits up so gorgeously – soft, light, drapey. Just beautiful. Now I want to buy me some more!
Pattern: Knit and Tonic’s Le Slouch, modified for 8ply/DK weight yarn. Love the crown shaping on this – double decreases – so cool!
Sticks: 4.5mm 40cm bamboo circular, then 4.5mm bamboo dpns.
Time: 8 June 2007 – 17 June 2007
What I learnt: Not to forget taking my dpns to Melbourne with me (had to buy new ones – oh well, you can never have too many sticks – quite fortunate really, as J is using them to knit her boyfriend scarf, using the Yarn Harlot pattern and Rowan Summer Tweed.)