Hooray for Friday!
Cooler temperatures rolled in at the end of the week. Bright sunshine and singing birds have made it a cheerful morning. The Onyx Loop Cowl was finished a couple of weeks ago. Black yarn, even sparkly black yarn, is a challenge for me to photograph. I was finally able to get a few decent photos for today’s FO post.
Pattern :: A Grey Loop by Helen G
Yarn :: Unplanned Peacock Studio Twinkle Twist, onyx colorway
Needle :: US 8 (5.0 mm)
The pattern is written for DK weight yarn and would make a very cozy fabric. I wanted something a little lighter. When I saw Karen’s (Pumpkin Sunrise) versions in fingering weight, I began to make plans. This was the perfect travel project in February and March when little ~Cricket~ was born. The pattern is easy to memorize and the knitting easy to read. The yarn was purchased at the fiber festival last May, a new-to-me yarn with a touch of sparkle that I really enjoy knitting. I’m hoping they’ll be back this year.
I made a couple of modifications to the pattern. I cast on 240 stitches which made for a nice long loop that can be doubled comfortably. And I used a fellow Raveler’s suggestion to use a slip stitch in the first five rows to keep the edges from rolling. It adds a nice texture to the edge as well. This is definitely a pattern I’ll knit again.
Enjoy your weekend!