It happened again…
Lovely pattern, gorgeous yarn – not a good match together!
My day 2 cast-on was the Coffee Break cowl by Louise Tilbrook which has a lovely texture effect. The yarn I chose is a Grande Merino DK weight from Countess Ablaze in the BoJo’s Brexshit Bonanza colourway. The blue base is so vibrant and the pops of colour drew my attention when I was buying it.
So I’m on the 2nd round of the pattern and I’m not feeling the vibe. The variegated yarn is muddied through the pattern – I can’t believe it’s happened two days running!
Right – PLAN B!
Stocking stitch! Yes, stocking stitch is the saviour for all yarn in my eyes… I want this yarn to be a cowl and I have a similar colourway that’s lined up later in the week for matching mittens. To add a bit of interest I decided to do an infinity cowl, a simple design that I’ll twist before joining the ends together.
The yarn looks so different in simple stocking stitch than in the patterned version – and I’ve got more solid colour yarn in my stash which means another stash busting project for the New Year as I really want to make the Coffee Break cowl.
I’m really pleased I stopped when I did and whilst I’ve got rounds and rounds of knit stitch to go, I think it’s going to look great when it’s finished.
So onto day 3 and I’m über excited about this cast-on! More tomorrow.