Monday, August 15, 2011
So, when my LYS (local yarn store) was bringing in a new yarn I knew that I wanted to help them out with a sample. The yarn is Acadia from The Fibre Co. and the pattern is Avery Cowl by Kate Gagnon Osborn. What I loved about the yarn was the colors. All very earth-toned. The one I chose to use is called wild onion. The main portion of the yarn is definitely the color of an onion skin. But, every so often there will be a slub of bright purple. The combination is so lovely and the yarn was a pure joy to work with. Now, on to the pattern.
The pattern is a cowl, so worked in the round. This was my first introduction to a particular lace chart called frost flowers. Little did I know this pattern exist for ALL sorts of items. If you go to the Quince & Co. blog you will see it made into a blanket, a sweater and a scarf. I think what was most difficult for me was the transition of working the pattern in the round. This could have been solved several ways, I think. It could have had some kind of divider like a ribbed row or notated differently on the pattern and perhaps changing where the marker placement was at those transitions. Either way, I mustered my way through the pattern. It took a little longer than I had hoped but it turned out lovely nonetheless. And, yet another moment to grow and learn while knitting.
Be well. Create. Inspire.