Wednesday, June 4, 2014
White is not the best colour for me. I knew that when I started Lacey but had intentions of buying some great, chunky, colourful jewellery to accent the tee in a colour that suits me better. Then Wilma made her great summery cowl and I thought
"Now that's a good idea."
At Riverside Yarns on Saturday when St. Mary's did Thornbury, I spotted some bright and cheerful dishcloth cotton by Estelle in shades of green - my favourite colour. I bought 3 balls for a grand total of $6.
Sunday evening, knowing that my white Lacey was having her debut on Monday, I cast on for the cowl. Making up the pattern as I went along, I cast on 112 stitches with a 5 mm needle. Joining in the round, next came 5 rounds knit in garter st. The body of the scarf was a three round repeat -one round of YO K2tog, one round of knit, one of purl. Repeat the three rounds until cowl width suits. Work 5 rows of garter, then cast off. Mine took one ball and a bit of the cheap and cheerful yarn.
I know the cowl was effective in distracting viewers from the not so complimentary white because of the comments received during Lacey's debut. I was told how summery the cowl was, what a lovely touch it added and was asked if I had knit it. Not once was I asked if I knit Lacey.
That either says something very good or very 'bleh' about Lacey.