I’ve never shared a finished object post, but many knitting blogs do, so I thought I’d give it a whirl! What’s a FO post? Basically, it’s a look at my take on another designer’s pattern, running down the yarn I used & why, pattern highlights and why I wanted to knit the pattern in the first place. In this case, this is a cowl I knit last fall after taking a workshop with Ann Weaver featuring her Yipes Stripes pattern. I thought this would be a great way to share what I’m knitting and feature designers whose work I love with you guys. :)
Why I knit this
Last year I was looking to take a colorwork workshop, and when I saw Ann Weaver was visiting Nina, a local yarn shop in Chicago, I jumped on the class. The pattern features a folded hem, Latvian braid, slipped stitch colorwork, and jogless stripes. In short, it’s a really great technique-building pattern!
A bit about the yarn I used
I went with a mass market yarn on this project that I’d been wanting to experiment with. It’s just Patons Classic Wool Worsted, in Seafoam, Lemongrass, Coral, Aran & Peacock. Not only did I want to experiment with the yarn, but I was really excited about the bold colors available. Plus, the wool content makes my Yipes Stripes super warm.
A lot of people have knit the Yipes Stripes cowl in a ton of different color combos, so I spent my time studying them and the pattern to see when and how each of the colors would interact. I’m really glad I included two shades of blue plus an aran for high contrast in the finished piece. The pink and neon green add a super fun touch too!